Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (09/04/2013 03.09)

Cerebral functional reorganization after motor imagery training in multiple sclerosis

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Functional imaging studies show that mentally simulated and physically executed actions share similar mechanisms of motor control. The aims of this project are: i) to assess the ability for motor imagery in MS; ii) to test whether it can be used to improve the clinical effects of motor practice; iii) to characterise the functional bases of motor imagery by fMRI and assess cerebral functional changes occurring as a consequence of short-term mental practice. In this cross-sectional study, 36 patients with MS and 18 healthy volunteers will be included on the basis of their imagery capability as assessed by a battery of behavioural tests. They will undergo an MRI study with a 3T Siemens magnet, including fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and T2-weighted, PD-weighted and T1- weighted imaging. fMRI during a motor imagery task will be acquired before and after a 20-min motor imagery training session. Images will be processed by means of advanced image analysis software.

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Research Fields

Neurosciences - Other

Eligibility criteria

• Ph.D. (required)

• Graduation mark

• Publications and other research

• specialization diplomas and certificates of attendance to the courses of post-graduate

• Other securities relate to the operations as having contracts, grants and appointments in national or international research institutions. Must be duly attested the period and duration of the activity

• Interview.

Selection process

The exam consists of an interview which will focus on the research project referred in Article 1 of this announcement.

The notice for the presentation possible interview should be brought to the attention of the individual candidates at least twenty (20) days before the date on which they are to take the test, unless waived in writing by all concerned.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
Frequency of callsmensile
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityno
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento di Neurologia e Psicologia – Università degli Studi di Roma

Public research
roma - Italy