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Sara Borgomaneri

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY "RENZO CANESTRARI"

Academic discipline: M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology

Curriculum vitae

Personal data

Surname and name: Borgomaneri Sara

Office address: Centro di Studi e Ricerche in Neuroscienze Cognitive, Viale Rasi e Spinelli 176, 47521 Cesena, Italy

Telephone number : (+39) 0547-338951

e-mail address: sara.borgomaneri@unibo.it

Current Position

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Education

Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2018 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 11/E01 PSICOLOGIA GENERALE, PSICOBIOLOGIA, PSICOMETRIA.

Jan 2011 - May 2015: Phd in Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam (The Netherland). Thesis: "Your Emotion moves into my motor system". Supervisor: Prof. Christian Keysers, Phd

Oct 2007 - Nov 2009: Master Degree in Neuropsychology and Life-long Functional Rehabilitation (second cycle degree program), University of Bologna (Cesena, Italy). Score: magna cum laude. Thesis: “Ruolo di aree sensorimotorie nel mappaggio empatico del dolore altrui”. Supervisor: Prof. Alessio Avenanti, PhD

Oct 2004 - Sept 2007: Bachelor Degree in Psychological Sciences, University of Milan “Vita-Salute S. Raffaele” (Milan, Italy). Score: magna cum laude. Thesis: “Comunità Deepashram (India) progetto di un intervento di stimolazione cognitiva in soggetti con handicap mentale e/o fisico”. Supervisor: Prof. Cesare Maffei, M.D

Talks & Poster presentation 

1.Talk: Battaglia S., Garofalo S., Tortora F., Avenanti A., di Pellegrino G., Borgomaneri S. Erasing human fear responses: a state-dependent rTMS study. Transcranial Brain Stimulation in Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop, Rovereto, 3-4/12/2020.

2. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Battaglia S., Tortora F., Garofalo S., Avenanti A., di Pellegrino G. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Transcranial Magnetic stimulation over dorsolateral prefrontal cortices erases human fear responses and prevents the return of fear. 18TH CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETA’ ITALIANA DI NEUROSCIENZE, Perugia, 26-29/09/2019.

3. Poster: Borgomaneri S. Empowering feedback connections in temporo-occipital network to boost visual perception of emotions. The Bayes HSC 2019 Summer School, Verona, 03-07/06/2019.

4. Poster: Decroix J., Borgomaneri S., Kalénine S., Avenanti A. The Inferior Parietal Cortex Integrates Kinematics and Functional Goal Information during the Recognition of Object-Directed Actions: A TMS-Priming Experiment. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) – Parigi, 7-22/03/2019.

5. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Driving synaptic plasticity in temporo-occipital back projections affects emotion recognition. Fourth NeuroMi International Meeting. Milano, 21-23/11/2018

6. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Empowering feedback connections in temporo-occipital network boosts visual perception of emotions. European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Leiden, 19-22/07/2018.

7. Talk: Borgomaneri S., La tua emozione mi smuove: Ruolo del sistema motorio nella percezione di stimoli emotivi. XXIII CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Bari, 20-22 /09/2017.

8. Organized symposium: Borgomaneri S., Celeghin A., Percezione e reazione agli stimoli emotivi: siamo ciecamente guidati dalle emozioni? XXIII CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Bari, 20-22 /09/2017.

9. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Your emotion moves into my motor system. First Bologna SCAN workshop, Bologna, 18-19/07/2017.

10. Talk: Borgomaneri S., State-dependent TMS highlights the role of STS in coding emotions from faces and bodies. First Bologna SCAN workshop, Bologna, 18-19/07/2017.

11. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Comprendere e reagire al linguaggio emotivo del corpo, prima della simulazione motoria. XX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Pavia, 15-17/09/2014.

12. Poster: Vicario C.M, Rafal R.D., Marinovic W., Borgomaneri S., Kritikos A., Riek S. and Avenanti A. Perceiving disgust affects cortico-bulbar excitability. A TMS study. ACNS-2013 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference. Clayton, Melbourne, Australia, 28/11-01/12/2013.

13. Poster: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Emotional bodies triggers fast motor reactions and motor resonance: single and paired-pulse TMS studies. XXVI Congresso Società Italiana Psicofisiologia. Lecce, 24-26/10/2013.

14. Poster: Mele S., Makris S., Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A., Urgesi, C. Per favore, non farlo! Simulazione di azioni disgustose e dolorose nel sistema motorio. XIX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Roma, 16-18/09/2013.

15. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Che emozione è? Chiedi al Solco Temporale Superiore: uno studio di TMS-priming. XIX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Roma, 16-18/09/2013.

16. Poster: Makris S., Mele S., Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A., Urgesi, C. I know you are going to grasp a cactus. Magstim Neuroenhancement Conference & Workshop 2013. Oxford, UK. 04-05/05/2013.

17. Poster: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Motor resonance and motor reactions during emotional body perception. Magstim Neuroenhancement Conference & Workshop 2013. Oxford, UK. 04-05/05/2013.

18. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Perception of emotional bodies triggers fast motor reactions and motor resonance in the human corticospinal system. Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP 2012), Roma, 9-10/11/2012.

19. Poster: Borgomaneri S., Gazzola V., Avenanti A. Motor mapping of implied actions during perception of emotional body language. CAOs, Concepts, Actions and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives. Rovereto, 24-27/05/2012.

20. Talk: Borgomaneri S., Anelli F., Aglioti S., Avenanti, A. Causal connectivity in the cortical network underlying embodied empathy for pain: a perturb-and-measure TMS study. Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP 2011), Bologna, 18-19/11/2011.

21. Poster: Borgomaneri S., Aglioti S., Avenanti, A. Perturbing and measuring neural activity in the pain resonance network: TMS studies. IBRO. International Brain Research Organization. Firenze, 14-18/07/2011.

22. Poster: Avenanti A., Tidoni E., Borgomaneri S., di Pellegrino G. The inferior frontal gyrus is critical for recognition of deceptive intentions. IBRO. International Brain Research Organization. Firenze, 14-18/07/2011.

23. Poster: Borgomaneri S., Avenanti, A. Causative connectivity of sensorimotor regions during embodied empathy for pain as revealed by perturb-and-measure TMS. 2011 TMS Summer School. Oxford, UK. 28-29/05/2011.

24. Poster: Borgomaneri S., Aglioti S., Avenanti A. Perturbing and measuring neural activity in the pain resonance network: TMS studies. CAOS, Concepts, Actions and Objects. Functional and Neural Perspectives. Rovereto, 19-22/05/2011.

Pubblications

 
  1. Borgomaneri S., Vitale F., Battaglia S., Avenanti A. (2021). Early right motor cortex response to happy and fearful facial expressions: A TMS Motor-Evoked Potential study. Brain Sciences. 11(9), 1203. doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11091203146:107541 3.11 Impact Factor
  2. Battaglia S., Serio G., Scarpazza C., D’Ausilio A., Borgomaneri S. (2021). Frozen in (e)motion: How reactive motor inhibition is influenced by the emotional content of stimuli in healthy and psychiatric populations. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 146, 103963. doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2021.103963 4.5 Impact Factor
  3. Borgomaneri S., Battaglia S., Sciamanna G., Tortora F., Laricchiuta D. (2021). Memories are not written in stones: re-writing fear memories by means of non-invasive brain stimulation and optogenetic manipulations. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 127, 334-352. doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.04.036 8.33 Impact Factor
  4. Borgomaneri S., Battaglia S., Avenanti A., di Pellegrino G. (2021). Don’t Hurt Me No More: State-dependent Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the treatment of specific phobia. Journal of Affective Disorders. 286:78-79. doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.02.076 4.084 Impact Factor
  5. Di Luzio P., Borgomaneri S., Sanchioni S., Tessari A., Romei V. (2020). Exposure to first-person shooter videogames is associated with multisensory temporal precision and migraine incidence. Cortex. 134: 223-238. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.10.009 4.009 Impact Factor
  6. Borgomaneri S., Serio G., Battaglia S. (2020). Please, don’t do it! Fifteen years of progress of non-invasive brain stimulation in action inhibition. Cortex. 132:404-422. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.09.002. 4.009 Impact Factor
  7. Decroix J., Borgomaneri S.*, Kalenine S., Avenanti A (2020). State-dependent TMS of inferior frontal and parietal cortex highlights integration of motor acts and functional goals during action recognition. Cortex. 132:51-62. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.08.004. 4.009 Impact Factor
  8. Breveglieri R., Bosco A., Borgomaneri S.°, Tessari A., Galletti C., Avenanti A., Fattori P (2020).Transcranial magnetic stimulation over the human medial posterior parietal cortex disrupts depth encoding during reach planning. Cerebral Cortex. bhaa224. doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhaa224. 5.043 Impact Factor
  9. Chiappini E., Borgomaneri S.*, Marangon M., Turrini S., Romei V., Avenanti A (2020). Driving associative plasticity in premotor-motor connections though a novel paired associative stimulation based on long-latency cortico-cortical interactions. Brain Stimulation. 13:1461-1463. doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.08.003. 6.565 Impact factor
  10. Borgomaneri S., Battaglia S., Garofalo S., Tortora F., Avenanti A., di Pellegrino G (2020). State-dependent TMS over prefrontal cortex disrupts fear memory reconsolidation and prevents the return of fear. Current Biology. 30:3672-3679.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.06.091. 9.601 Impact Factor
  11. Borgomaneri S., Vitale F., Avenanti A. (2020). Early motor reactivity to observed human body postures is affected by body expression, not gender. Neuropsychologia. 146:107541 doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107541. 2.872 Impact Factor
  12. Borgomaneri S., Bolloni C., Sessa P., Avenanti A. (2020). Blocking facial mimicry affects recognition of facial and body expressions. Plos One. 15: e0229364. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229364. 2.776 Impact factor
  13. Zanon M., Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. (2018). Action-related dynamic changes in inferior frontal cortex effective connectivity: a TMS/EEG coregistration study. Cortex. 108:193-209. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.08.004.4.275 Impact factor
  14. Paracampo R., Pirruccio M., Costa M., Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. (2018). Visual, sensorimotor and cognitive routes to understanding others' enjoyment: An individual differences rTMS approach to empathic accuracy. Neuropsychologia. 116:86-98. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.01.043. 2.872 Impact factor
  15. Fiori F., Chiappini E., Candidi M., Romei V., Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A (2017). Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study. Scientific Reports. 7:14936. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-13708-2. 4.122 Impact factor
  16. Borgomaneri S., Vitale F., Avenanti A. (2017). Behavioral inhibition system sensitivity enhances motor cortex suppression when watching fearful body expressions. Brain Structure & Function. 222:3267-3282. doi.org/10.1007/s00429-017-1403-5. 4.231 Impact Factor
  17. Paracampo R., Tidoni E., Borgomaneri S., di Pellegrino G., Avenanti A. (2017). Sensorimotor network crucial for inferring amusement from smiles. Cerebral Cortex. 27:5116-5129. doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhw294. 6.308 Impact Factor
  18. Vicario C.M., Rafal R.D., Borgomaneri S., Paracampo R., Kritikos A., Avenanti A. (2017). Pictures of disgusting foods and disgusted facial expressions suppress the tongue motor cortex. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 12:352-362. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsw129. 3.500 Impact Factor
  19. Fiori F., Chiappini E., Soriano M., Paracampo R., Romei V., Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. (2016). Long latency modulation of motor cortex excitability by ipsilateral posterior inferior frontal gyrus and pre-supplementary motor area.Scientific Reports. 6:38396. doi.org/10.1038/srep38396. 4.259 Impact Factor
  20. Borhani K., Borgomaneri S., Làdavas E., Bertini C. (2016). The effect of alexithymia on early visual processing of emotional body postures. Biological Psychology. 115:1-8. doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.12.010. 3.070 Impact Factor
  21. Borgomaneri S., Vitale F., Avenanti A. (2015). Early changes in corticospinal excitability when seeing fearful body expressions. Scientific Reports. 5:14122. doi.org/10.1038/srep14122. 5.228 Impact Factor
  22. Borgomaneri S., Vitale F., Gazzola V., Avenanti A. (2015). Seeing fearful body language rapidly freezes the observer’s motor cortex. Cortex. 65:232-245. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2015.01.014. 4.314 Impact Factor
  23. Borgomaneri S., Gazzola V., Avenanti A. (2015). Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals two functionally distinct stages of motor cortex involvement during perception of emotional body language. Brain Structure & Function. 220:2765-2781. doi.org/10.1007/s00429-014-0825-6. 5.811 Impact Factor
  24. Avenanti A., Vicario C.M., Borgomaneri S. (2014). Social dimensions of pain: Comment on "Facing the experience of pain: A neuropsychological perspective" by Fabbro and Crescentini. Physics of Life Reviews. 11:558-561. doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2014.06.001. 7.478 Impact Factor
  25. Borgomaneri S., Gazzola V., Avenanti A. (2014). Temporal dynamics of motor cortex excitability during perception of natural emotional scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 9:1451-1457. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nst139. 7.372 Impact Factor
  26. Tidoni E., Borgomaneri S., di Pellegrino G., Avenanti A. (2013). Action Simulation Plays a Critical Role in Deceptive Action Recognition. Journal of Neuroscience. 33:611-623. doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2228-11.2013. 6.747 Impact Factor
  27. Borgomaneri S., Gazzola V., Avenanti A. (2012). Motor mapping of implied actions during perception of emotional body language. Brain Stimulation. 5:70-76. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2012.03.011. 4.538 Impact Factor doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.10.009. 4.009 Impact Factor

* equal contribution as first author

° equal contribution as second author

  

Awards

  1. Premio casa editrice Pearson, best scientific oral presentation, XIX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Roma, 16-18/09/2013.
  2. Travel Grant XXIII CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE,Bari, 20-22 /09/2017.
  3. "Proseguimento tesi all'estero" fellowship, University of Bologna.

Research Grants

  1. Principal Investigator: Bial Foundation Grant Programme 2016/2017, Portugal, 25/11/2016 (45k€)
  2. Bando Giovani Ricercatori 2018, Ministero della Salute. Role: Researcher Collaborator, Head of Operative External Unit (450k).

Teaching abroad

A.A. 2015-2016 Teaching at Doctorado en Psicología, Universidad de La Laguna (Spagna). Title of the course: “The thousand and one uses of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: from single pulses to synaptic plasticity" at Neurocog center, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spagna. From 04-07-2016 to 08-07-2016, 40 hours.

 

 


Talk

  1. Borgomaneri S., La tua emozione mi smuove: Ruolo del sistema motorio nella percezione di stimoli emotivi. XXIII CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Bari, 20-22 /09/2017.
  2. Borgomaneri S., Your emotion moves into my motor system. First Bologna SCAN workshop, Bologna, 18/07/2017.
  3. Borgomaneri S., State-dependent TMS highlights the role of STS in coding emotions from faces and bodies. First Bologna SCAN workshop, Bologna, 19/07/2017.
  4. Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Comprendere e reagire al linguaggio emotivo del corpo, prima della simulazione motoria. XX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Pavia, 15-17/09/2014.
  5. Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Che emozione è? Chiedi al Solco Temporale Superiore: uno studio di TMS-priming. XIX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Roma, 16-18/09/2013.
  6. Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Perception of emotional bodies triggers fast motor reactions and motor resonance in the human corticospinal system. Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP 2012), Roma, 9-10/11/2012.
  7. Borgomaneri S., Anelli F., Aglioti S., Avenanti, A. Causal connectivity in the cortical network underlying embodied empathy for pain: a perturb-and-measure TMS study. Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP 2011), Bologna, 18-19/11/2011.

Talk

  1. Borgomaneri S., La tua emozione mi smuove: Ruolo del sistema motorio nella percezione di stimoli emotivi. XXIII CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Bari, 20-22 /09/2017.
  2. Borgomaneri S., Your emotion moves into my motor system. First Bologna SCAN workshop, Bologna, 18/07/2017.
  3. Borgomaneri S., State-dependent TMS highlights the role of STS in coding emotions from faces and bodies. First Bologna SCAN workshop, Bologna, 19/07/2017.
  4. Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Comprendere e reagire al linguaggio emotivo del corpo, prima della simulazione motoria. XX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Pavia, 15-17/09/2014.
  5. Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Che emozione è? Chiedi al Solco Temporale Superiore: uno studio di TMS-priming. XIX CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Roma, 16-18/09/2013.
  6. Borgomaneri S., Avenanti A. Perception of emotional bodies triggers fast motor reactions and motor resonance in the human corticospinal system. Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP 2012), Roma, 9-10/11/2012.
  7. Borgomaneri S., Anelli F., Aglioti S., Avenanti, A. Causal connectivity in the cortical network underlying embodied empathy for pain: a perturb-and-measure TMS study. Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP 2011), Bologna, 18-19/11/2011.

Symposia

  1. Borgomaneri S., Celeghin A., Percezione e reazione agli stimoli emotivi: siamo ciecamente guidati dalle emozioni? XXIII CONGRESSO DI PSICOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE, Bari, 20-22 /09/2017.

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