Emiliano Santarnecchi

Emiliano Santarnecchi, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Education History:
Ph.D., Applied Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Italy
M.Sc., Cognitive Science, University of Florence, Italy

Emiliano obtained his PhD in Applied Neurological Sciences at the University of Siena School of Medicine in Siena (Italy). He then joined the Brain Investigation and Neuromodulation laboratory at the University of Siena as co-director, and he is now an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a clinical research scientist at the Berenson-Allen Center for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation.

Research Interests:

Emiliano's focus lies in how the brain's structural and functional wiring translates into a better ability to cope with physiological and pathological aging, as well as in the possibility of enhancing cognition by means of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). His research combine functional neuroimaging (resting-state fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG) and NIBS to (i) identify new markers of brain's plasticity, (ii) modulate individual connectivity profile by means of TMS, tACS and tRNS to enhance cognitive abilities (e.g. abstract reasoning and executive functions), (iii) understand the relationship between higher order cognition, brain's resilience to external perturbation and cognitive reserve.

Resources/Downloadable Data:

Sprugnoli et al. 2017, Insight Meta-Analysis fMRI Maps

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography