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ANNALISA BOSCO

LAST NAME: Bosco
FIRST NAME: Annalisa

BIRTHPLACE AND DATE: Atessa, Italy, August 13, 1980
CITIZENSHIP: Italian

ADDRESS:
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie
Sede di Fisiologia
Università di Bologna
Piazza di Porta San Donato 2
40126 Bologna Italy

CONTACTS:
Tel:+39-051-2091745
FAX: +39-051-2091737
e-mail: annalisa.bosco2@unibo.it

PRESENT POSITION:
Fixed Term Researcher in the Laboratory of Neurophysiology of the Visuo-Motor Processes, Department of  Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
May 2010:  PhD final dissertation. Thesis title: Reaching to a target in the 3D space. Supervisor: Prof: Patrizia Fattori, University of Bologna.

January 2010 – August 2010: Postdoctoral grant: “Codifica neuronale dei movimenti di raggiungimento nello spazio 2D e 3D dei primati” (Neural coding of reaching movements in the 2D and 3D space of primates), European Union Project EYESHOTS, program FP7-2007-ICT.

March 11-12-13/2008: Matlab Training Course: “Fondamenti e tecniche di programmazione” and Metodi Statistici con MATLAB”.

January 2007-December 2009: PhD student in Neurophysiology

August 2006 – December 2006: Graduate student with scholarship at the Department of Human and General Physiology, University of Bologna, Italy
Research project title: ‘Training of macaques for visuo-motor tasks”

July 2006: Degree in Pharmacy, University of Bologna, Italy. Thesis in Neurophysiology
Title: ‘Use of Vicon System in the study of cinematic parameters of  primate arm movements’

2005-2006 Undergraduate student, University of Bologna, Italy, Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Vision, Supervisor: Prof.ssa P. Fattori

July 1999: School-leaving certificate at the Scientific High School ‘Galileo Galilei’, Lanciano, Italy.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES :
Italian: mother tongue
English: good writing and speaking

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONALS AND INTERNATIONALS MEETING:
18-21/07/2007: Italian Society of Physiology: I Riunione Nazionale dei Dottorandi di Fisiologia, Oral Presentation, Siena, Italy

18-21/06/2008: Italian Society of Physiology: II Riunione Nazionale dei Dottorandi di Fisiologia, Oral Presentation, Bertinoro (FC), Italy

12-16/07, 6th  FENS FORUM of  European Neuroscience, Poster Presentation, Geneva 2008

23-25/03, Primate Neurobiology Meeting, Oral Presentation, Gottingen 2009

17-21/10, Society for Neuroscience, Poster Presentation, Chicago 2009

15-17/10, 61° Congresso Nazionale SIF, Poster Presentation, Varese 2010-05-21

9-16/01, FENS-IBRO HERTIE Winter School 2010-1011, “The systems neuroscience of primate hand function: models, mechanisms, rehabilitation and mirror systems”, Poster Presentation, Obergurgl, Austria 2011.

EXPERIENCES IN LABORATORIES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
2007:
- February 27 - March 16
- August 5-31
- November 26 - December 4, 2007:
Analysis of kinematic data in the context of Galileo project entitled “Cognitive behaviour in visuo-motor tasks: development of an animal model of optic ataxia”, U. 864 Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche  Médicale, Université Claude Bernard de Lyon, et Hospices Civils de Lyon 16 avenue Lépine, Case 13, F-69676 Bron-France.

2009:
- May 1 - July 31:
Psicophysic experiments and analysis of neural and psicophysic data,  in the contest of Marco Polo project in the lab of Prof. Aaron Batista. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA (USA)

2011:
- February 7 - July 31:
Experiment design, collection and analysis of psicophysic data in the contest of visuomotor learning of object grasping and manipulation in humans in the lab of Prof. Marco Santello. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (USA).

PARTECIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT:
2007: Italy-France Project “Galileo” founded by Università Italo-Francese
Title: “Comportamento cognitivo nei compiti visuomotori: sviluppo di un modello animale dell’atassia ottica (Cognitive behavior in visuomotor tasks: a monkey model of optic ataxia)”; Italian PI: Prof. Patrizia Fattori; French PI: Dr. Laure Pisella.

2005-08: European Union Project FP6-IST-027574-MATHESIS
Title: “Observational Learning in Cognitive Agents”. Scientific coordinator: Prof. Helen Savaki (University of Heraklion, Crete, Greece).

2008-2011: European Union Project FP7-ICT- 217077-EYESHOTS
Title: “Heterogeneous 3-D Perception Across Visual Fragments”. Scientific coordinator: Dr. Silvio Sabatini (University of Genova, Genova, Italia).

SKILLS ACQUIRED:
neural data recordings, electrophysiological data analysis, drafting of manuscripts, use and programming of Matlab, day-by-day management of an electrophysiology lab, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

PUBLICATIONS

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS ON INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS:

Fattori P, Breveglieri R, Bosco A, Marzocchi N, Esseily R, Fagard J (2008) . Observational learning of tool-use in human infants and macaques. Conference proceeding, IROS, pp 30-35, Grasp and task learning by imitation, IEEE Nice.

Fattori P, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Filippini D, Bosco A,  and Galletti C. (2009). Hand orientation during reach-to-grasp movements modulates neuronal acivity in the medial posterior parietal area V6A. J Neurosci, 29(6):1928-1936.

Breveglieri R, Bosco A, Canessa A, Fattori P, Sabatini SP (2009). Evidence for peak-shaped gaze fields in area V6A: implications for sensorimotor transformations in reaching tasks. In: Bioinspired Applications in Artificial and Natural Computation, LNCS, 5602: 324-333.

Chinellato E, Grzyb BJ, Marzocchi N, Bosco A, Fattori P, del Probil AP (2009). Eye-hand coordination for Reaching in Dorsal Stream Area V6A: Computational Lessons in: Bioinspired Applications in Artificial and Natural Computation, LNCS, 5602: 304-313.

Fattori P, Raos V, Breveglieri R, Bosco A, Marzocchi N, and Galletti C (2010). The dorsomedial pathway is not just for reaching: Grasping neurons in the medial parieto-occipital cortex of the macaque monkey. J Neurosci 30(1):342-9.

Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Chinellato E, Galletti C, Fattori P (2010). Reaching activity in the medial posterior parietal cortex of monkeys is modulated by visual feedback. J Neurosci, 30(44):14773–14785.

Galletti C, Breveglieri R, Lappe M, Bosco A, Ciavarro M, Fattori P (2010). Covert shift of attention modulates the ongoing neural activity in a reaching area of the macaque dorsomedial visual stream. PlosOne 2010 5(11):e15078.

Gamberini M., Galletti C., Bosco A, Breveglieri R., Fattori P., (2011) Is the Medial Posterior Parietal Area V6A a Single Functional Area? J Neurosci. 2011 Mar 30;31(13):5145-57. PMID: 21451050.

Hadjidimitrakis K., Breveglieri R, Placenti G, Bosco A, Sabatini SP, Fattori P, (2011) Fix your eyes in the space you could reach: neurons in the macaque medial parietal cortex prefer gaze positions in peripersonal space. PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23335. Epub 2011 Aug 17.

Breveglieri R, Hadjidimitrakis K, Bosco A, Sabatini SP, Galletti C, Fattori P (2011) Eye-position encoding in 3D space: integration of version and vergence signals in the medial posterior parietal cortex. J Neurosci, 32(1):159-169.

Fattori P., Breveglieri R., Raos V., Bosco A., Galletti C. (2012) Vision for action in the macaque medial posterior parietal cortex. J Neurosci 32(9): 3221-3234.

Hadjidimitrakis K., Breveglieri R., Bosco A., Fattori P. (2012) Three-dimensional eye position signals shape both peripersonal space and arm movement activity in the medial posterior parietal cortex. Front Integr Neurosci 2012 Jun 19;6:37. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00037. eCollection 2012.

Wulff S., Bosco A., Havermann K., Placenti G., Fattori P., Lappe M. (2012) Eye position effects in saccadic adaptation in macaque monkeys. J Neurophisiol 108(10): 2819-2826.

Hadjidimitrakis K., Bertozzi F., Breveglieri R., Bosco A., Galletti C., Fattori P. (2013) Common neural substrate for processing depth and direction signals for reaching in the monkey medial posterior parietal cortex. First published online: February 4, 2013. Cereb Cortex (2013) doi:10.1093/cercor/bht02.

Bosco A., Breveglieri R., Reser D., Galletti C., Fattori P. (2014) Multiple representation of reaching space in the medial posterior parietal area V6A. First published Online: January 12, 2014. Cereb Cortex (2014) doi:10.1093/cercor/bht420.

Gremmler S., Bosco A., Fattori P., Lappe M., (2014) Saccadic adaptation shapes visual space in macaques. J Neurophysiol (February 12, 2014). doi:10.1152/jn.00709.2013.

Breveglieri R., Galletti C., Bosco A.,Gamberini M., Fattori P., (2015) Object affordance modulates visual responses in the macaque medial posterior parietal cortex.J Cogn Neuroci (2015 Feb 3) doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00793.

ABSTRACTS:
Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Gaveau V, Marzocchi N, Galletti C, Fattori P (2007). Movimenti di raggiungimento di un bersaglio nello spazio 3-D: studio cinematico sul macaco sveglio.
Societa’ Italiana di Fisiologia, I Riunione Nazionale dei Dottorandi di Fisiologia, 2007 Pontignano (Siena)

Fattori P, Marzocchi N, Breveglieri R, Bosco A, and Galletti C (2007). Reaching activity in the parietal area V6A of the macaque: spatial or retinotopic frame of reference? Vision Down Under, 7th IBRO Congress of Neuroscience Satellite Meeting on the Eye and Brain, 19-22 July 2007, Palm Cove, Cairns, Australia.

Fattori P, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Bosco A, Galletti C (2008). A medial parieto-occipital area coding all phases of prehension movements. Journal of Vision 8(6): 373a, doi:10.1167/8.6.373

Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Galletti C and Fattori P (2008). Visual feedback influences reach-related neurons in the medial posterior parietal area V6A of the macaque. 6th  FENS FORUM 2008, Geneva. FENS Abstr., vol.4, 123.8, 2008

Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Galletti C, Fattori P (2008). Differenti condizioni visive influenzano i neuroni modulati dai movimenti finalizzati nell’area V6A del macaco. II Riunione Nazionale dei Dottorandi di Fisiologia, Bertinoro (FC), 2008.

Filippini D, Breveglieri R, Bosco A, Marzocchi N, Galletti C, and Fattori P. (2008).  Attivita’ dei neuroni del lobulo parietale superiore di macaco durante il raggiungimento e afferramento di oggetti nello spazio. Societa’ Italiana di Fisiologia, II Riunione dei Dottorandi di Fisiologia, Bertinoro (FC), 2008.

Fattori P, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Filippini D, Bosco A,  and Galletti C. (2008). Wrist orientation in reach-to-grasp actions affects neural discharges in the monkey parieto-occipital area V6A.
Program No. 17.6. 2008 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2008. Online.

Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Galletti C, Fattori P (2009). Visual influence on reaching activity in medial parieto-occipital cortex. Primate Neurobiology Meeting, Oral Presentation, (Gottingen, Germany, 23-25/03/2009)

Fattori  P, Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Galletti C (2009). Visual and somatosensory guidance of reaching movements in the medial parieto-occipital cortex of the macaque. Journal of Vision, 9(8):697, 697a, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/697/, doi:10.1167/9.8.697.

Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Chinellato E, Galletti C, Fattori P (2009). Influence of visual feedback on reaching activity in parietal area V6A. Program No. 355.20/Z1. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009. Online.

Fattori P, Raos V, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Bosco A, Galletti C (2009). Grasping neurons in the medial parieto-occipital cortex of the macaque. Program No. 307.2. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009. Online.

Breveglieri R, Fattori P, Bosco A, Lappe M, Galletti C (2009) Covert spatial displacements of the spotlight of attention modulates neuronal activity in area V6A of the medial parieto-occipital cortex of the monkey. Program No. 758.16/AA15. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009. Online.

Fattori P, Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Galletti C (2009). Visual responses of the dorsomedial area V6A to the presentation of objects to be grasped. Vision Sciences Society, 10th annual meeting,Naples, FL (USA).

Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Chinellato E, Galletti C, Fattori P (2010). Visual feedback about reaching actions influences neural activity in parietal area V6A. P44, 61° Congresso Nazionale SIF, Varese (Italy), 2010

Gamberini M, Breveglieri R, Bosco A, Fattori P, Galletti C (2010). Functional profiles within the medial posterior parietal V6A. Program No. 75.6. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.

Hadjidimitrakis K., Breveglieri R., Bosco A., Placenti G., Fattori P., Galletti C., (2010) Fixation in depth reveals a preference for reachable space in the macaque medial parieto-occipital cortex. Program No. 75.7. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.

Wulff S, Bosco, A, Havermann K., Placenti G., Fattori P, Lappe M (2011) Eye position effects in saccadic adaptation in monkeys. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Marseille, France, 2011.

Breveglieri R., Dal Bò G., Hadjidimitrakis K., Bertozzi F., Bosco A., Galletti C., Fattori P., (2011) Eye position signals in monkey medial posterior parietal cortex: combined influence of vergence and version. 8th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience Florence July 14-18, 2011 (Poster A246)

Hadjidimitrakis K., Bertozzi F., Breveglieri R., Dal Bò G., Bosco A., Galletti C., Fattori P., (2011) Fix your eyes where you can reach: neurons in the macaque medial parietal cortex prefer gaze positions in peripersonal space. 8th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience Florence July 14-18, 2011 (Poster A257)

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Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy of the Visuo-Motor System