VALLAR GIUSEPPE

Position: 
DIRETTORE DI SCUOLA DI SPECIALIZZAZIONE
Role: 
full professor
Academic disciplines: 
PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (M-PSI/02)
Works in: 
DIPARTIMENTO DI PSICOLOGIA
Telephone : 
0264483797
Room: 
U06, Piano: P03, Stanza: 3125
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1 - 20126 MILANO

Biografia

EDUCATION. Giuseppe Vallar (GV), born in Milano (dob 10.5.1951), achieved the High School Diploma (Classical Studies) in the Classic Lyceum A. Manzoni (Milan, Italy), the Degree in Medicine, MD, and the Specialty in Neurology at the University of Milan, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (cum laude

PRESENT POSITION. Full Professor (Ordinario) of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Department of Psychology, Milano, Italy. Director of the Specialty School of Neuropsychology of the University of Milan-Bicocca, Department of Psychology. Member of the Italian Neuropsychological Society (SINP), of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (FENS),  and of the  Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the FENS.

ACADEMIC CAREER AND PAST POSITIONS. Full Professor of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Department of Psychology, Milan, Italy (1999-). Director of the Specialty School of Neuropsychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Department of Psychology (2009-). President of the Conference of the Deans of the Italian Faculties of Psychology (2006). Dean, Faculty of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca. Coordinator of the PhD Program in Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Milan-Bicocca, Department of Psychology, (2001-2007). Full Professor of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Roma, Italy (1995–1999). Associate Professor of General Psychology and Methodology of Psychological Research, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychology (1992–1995). Research assistant, University of Milan, Neurological Clinic (1980–1992). Postgraduate training and fellowship appointments at the Applied Psychology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Professor Alan D. Baddeley (1980 and 1983).

Teaching

A.A.: 2017/2018

  • NEUROFUNCTIONAL METHODS IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF ADULTHOOD AND AGING
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR

A.A.: 2016/2017

  • NEUROFUNCTIONAL METHODS IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF ADULTHOOD AND AGING
  • PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS

A.A.: 2015/2016

  • NEUROFUNCTIONAL METHODS IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Ricerca

RESERCH TOPICS. GV’s research activity is mainly concerned with neuropsychology, namely the investigation of cognitive and motivational emotional disorders, associated with brain lesions and neurological diseases. Research concerns also increase or decrease or modulation of performance brought temporarily about by non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS: TMS, tDCS) in neurologically unimpaired participants, and in patients. This research approach has both heuristic, concerning the functional and the neural architecture of the mind, and diagnostic and rehabilitation aims in brain-damaged patients. Main research themes concern:

-          Disorders of spatial cognition.

-           Unilateral spatial neglect and related disorders.

-           Main methods employed to modulate and improve the syndrome of spatial neglect, and to modulate spatial behavior in neurologically unimpaired participants (prism adaptation, NIBS).

-               Movement planning and execution.

-               The functions of the parietal lobe.

-               The relationships between homeostasis and spatial cognition.

-               History of Italian neuropsychology.

-               Methods in neuropsychology.

BIBLIOMETRIC INFORMATION (September 2017). Over 210 scientific publications. Scopus: H-index 55; Web of Science: H-index 56; over 10,000 total citations. Google Scholar: H-index 75, over 21,000 total citations.

Pubblicazioni

  • Boller, F., Gainotti, G., Grossi, D., & Vallar, G. (2016). History of Italian Neuropsychology. In W. Barr, & L.A. Bielauskas (a cura di), The Oxford Handbook of History of Clinical Neuropsychology (pp. 1-59). Oxford : Oxford University Press. Detail
  • Ronchi, R., Algeri, L., Chiapella, L., Gallucci, M., Spada, M., & Vallar, G. (2016). Left neglect dyslexia: perseveration and reading error types. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 89, 453-464. Detail
  • Vallar, G., & Ronchi, R. (2009). Somatoparaphrenia: a body delusion. A review of the neuropsychological literature. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 192(3), 533-551. Detail
  • Bolognini, N., Convento, S., Banco, E., Mattioli, F., Tesio, L., & Vallar, G. (2015). Improving ideomotor limb apraxia by electrical stimulation of the left posterior parietal cortex. BRAIN (ONLINE), 138(2), 428-439. Detail
  • Bolognini, N., Convento, S., Casati, C., Mancini, F., Brighina, F., & Vallar, G. (2016). Multisensory integration in hemianopia and unilateral spatial neglect: Evidence from the sound induced flash illusion. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 87, 134-143. Detail