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LAST NAME: Fattori
FIRST NAME: Patrizia

BIRTHPLACE AND DATE: Bologna, Italy, November 12, 1966

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

FAX: +39-051-2091737

2001-present: Full Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy,
University of Bologna
1993-2001: University Researcher of General Physiology, Dept. Human and
General Physiology, University of Bologna
1991-1994: Ph.D in Neuroscience, University of L¹Aquila, Italy
PhD thesis: "Real-position cells in area V6A of the monkey"
1989-1991: Research assistant, Insitute of Human Physiology, University of Bologna
1989: Degree in Pharmacy, cum laude
Experimental thesis: "Neural correlates of visual perception of motion"

2012-2014: European Union Commission, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IOF  LIF 300452 COORDINATOR 'MIP for action'
Principal investigator
2010-2012: National Research Project of MIUR: “Advanced methods for the study of cortical connectivity during simple visuo-motor tasks”-

2008-2011: European Union Commission, FP7-ICT- 217077-EYESHOTS “Heterogeneous 3-D Perception Across Visual Fragments”

2006-2007: Galileo Project, Italy-France, together with Dr. Laure Pisella, INSERM, unit 534, Bron, France

2004-2006: National Research Project of MIUR: “Measurement and decoding of neural activity during memory guided reaching movements”
2000-2002: National Research Project of MURST: “Visual perception and visuo-motor transformations”

2007-2008: Australian Research Council: grant for a collaboration with Prof. M. Rosa, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2006-2007: Progetto strategico di Ateneo: “Neuromathematics of Visual cognition”
2005-2008: European Union Commission, FP6-IST-027574-MATHESIS “Observational learning in cognitive agents”
1999-2001: MURST “Attenzione visuospaziale”
1998-1999: MURST ex 60% “Caratteristiche funzionali dei neuroni della corteccia parieto-occipitale”
1997-1999: MURST “La visione: dai recettori al controllo visuomotorio e alla percezione visiva”
1995-1996: MURST 40% “Fisiologia e psicofisica del controllo visuomotorio
1993-1997: MURST ex 60% “Caratteristiche funzionali dei neuroni della corteccia visiva”
1989-1992: MURST 60% “Basi neurofisiologiche della percezione visiva di movimento”
1988-1994: MURST 40% “Basi fisiologiche e psicofisiche della visione”

Undergraduate courses

Cognitive Neurophysiology for Pharmacy and CTF (chemical and pharmaceutical technologies) (2004-present)
Physiology for CTF (2005-present)
General Physiology II for Pharmacy (2001-2002)
Teaching of Cellular Physiology II for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (2001-2002)
Nutritional Physiology for Pharmacy (2001-present) and for CTF (chemical and pharmaceutical technologies) (2001-2002 and 2003-2004)
General Physiology for ISF (2002-2004)

PhD courses
Teaching of Electrophysiology in the PhD Programme in Neurophysiology since 2001 till present.

Supervisor of trainees
Postdoctoral Fellow supervisor:

Annalisa Bosco (2010-2011)

Konstantinos Hadjidimitrakis (2009-2011)
Sophia Bakola (2008-2010)
Ivan Baldinotti (2005-2009)
Rossella Breveglieri (2004-2009)
Nicoletta Marzocchi (2006-2009)
Michela Gamberini (2000-2006)

PhD student supervisor:
Federica Bertozzi (2009-present)

Annalisa Bosco (2005-2010)
Daniela Filippini (2004-2009)
Nicoletta Marzocchi (2002-2006)
Katia Amoroso (2001-2005)
Rossella Breveglieri (2000-2004)

Graduate student supervisor:

Giacomo Placenti (2008-2010)

Stephan Grossrubacher (2009)

Emily Bazara (2009)

Undergraduate students supervisor:
2001-present: supervisor of 24 experimental thesis of undergraduate students of the Faculty of Pharmacy and of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Member of the Committee for International Affairs of the Faculty of Pharmacy,  University of Bologna (2001-present)
Coordinator of two Erasmus Projects for exchange of students in Europe (1999-present)
Member of the Executive Board of Department of Human and general Physiology (1996-2000; 2006-2009)

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
European Biomedical Research Association (EBRA)
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
Italian Society of Physiology (SIF)
Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS)

Editorial activity
Referee in International Journals: Neuron, The Neuroscientist, Experimental Brain Research, Neuropsychologia, Brain Research Bulletin, European Journal Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex.
Member of Editorial Boards: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience


Member of the Board of Reviewers of Research Grants for MIUR (2002-present).
Member of the Panel of Auditors Reviewers of CIVR , MIUR (2003-present).
Member of the Panel of Auditors Reviewers of research projects for international funding Angencies, the most prestigious of which are NSF (USA), l’ERC (EU), Wellcome Trust (UK).
Peer reviewer of CNRS Institute on behalf of AERES (Agence d’Evaluation de la Recherche et des Etablissements superieurs).
Peer reviewer for the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven) for permanent positions (junior BOFZAP).

Co-organizer with James A. Bourne of the Symposium: “Unravelling The Anatomy And Functions Of The  Medial Visual Cortex: Experimental And Clinical Approaches”
IBRO, Melbourne, Luglio 2007.
Member of the Organizing Scientific Committee of the 57th Meeting of the Italian Society of Physiology, Ravenna, September 2006.
Co-organizer of the Satellite Workshop "The role of Vision in Grasping"
Vision Sciences Society meeting, Sarasota, Florida, Maggio 2005.
Organizer of Symposium: "Visuomotor functions of the dorsomedial parietal cortex  in human and non-human primates", FENS Forum, Lisbona, Luglio 2004.

Member of the Interdipartimental Research Group, University of Bologna: 'Neuromathematics and Visual Cognition' (2005-present)
Member of the European Network: “EU Cognition” (2005-present)


Peer-Reviewed Papers and Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
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 
Cereb Cortex. 2013 Feb 4; doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht021

Pitzalis S, Fattori P., Galletti C. (2013) The functional role of the medial motion area V6.
Front. Behav. Neurosci., 16 January 2013 | doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2012.00091

Pitzalis S., Bozzacchi C., Bultrini A., Fattori P., Galletti C., Di Russo F., (2012) Parallel motion signals to the medial and lateral motion areas V6 and MT+.
Neuroimage doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.11.022

Ambrosini E., Ciavarro M., Pelle G., Perrucci M.G., Galati G., Fattori P., Galletti C., Committeri G., (2012) Behavioral Investigation on the Frames of Reference Involved in Visuomotor Transformations during Peripheral Arm Reaching.
PLoS ONE 7(12): e51856. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051856

Wulff S., Bosco A., Havermann K., Placenti G., Fattori P., Lappe M., (2012) Eye position effects in saccadic adaptation in macaques.
J Neurophysiol (August 29, 2012). doi:10.1152/jn.00212.2012

Hadjidimitrakis K., Breveglieri R., Bosco A. and 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;6:37. Epub 2012 Jun 19

 Fattori P., Breveglieri R., Raos V., Bosco A., Galletti C., (2012) Vision for action in the macaque medial posterior parietal cortex. 
J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 29;32(9):3221-34

 Breveglieri R., Hadjidimitrakis K., Bosco A., Sabatini S. P., Galletti C., and Fattori P., (2012) Eye Position Encoding in Three-Dimensional Space: Integration of Version and Vergence Signals in the Medial Posterior Parietal Cortex.
J. Neurosci. 2012;32 159-169

 Galati G., Committeri G., Pitzalis S., Pelle G., Patria F., Fattori P. and Galletti C., (2011) Intentional signals during saccadic and reaching delays in the humanposterior parietal cortex.
Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Dec;34(11):1871-1885, doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07885.x. Epub 2011 Oct 23

Monaco S, Cavina-Pratesi C, Sedda A, Fattori P, Galletti C, Culham JC. Functional magnetic resonance adaptation reveals the involvement of thedorsomedial stream in hand orientation for grasping.
J Neurophysiol. 2011 Jul 27.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21795615. 

Gamberini M, Galletti C, Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Fattori P. Is the medialposterior parietal area V6A a single functional area?
J Neurosci. 2011 Mar30;31(13):5145-57. PubMed PMID: 21451050. 

Passarelli L, Rosa MG, Gamberini M, Bakola S, Burman KJ, Fattori P, GallettiC. Cortical connections of area V6Av in the macaque: a visual-input node to theeye/hand coordination system.
J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 2;31(5):1790-801. PubMed PMID:21289189.

Galletti C, Breveglieri R, Lappe M, Bosco A, Ciavarro M, Fattori P. Covert shift of attention modulates the ongoing neural activity in a reaching area of the macaque dorsomedial visual stream.
PLoS One. 2010 Nov 29;5(11):e15078. PubMed PMID: 21124734; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2993960.

Bosco A, Breveglieri R, Chinellato E, Galletti C, Fattori P. Reaching activity in the medial posterior parietal cortex of monkeys is modulated by visual feedback.
J Neurosci. 2010 Nov ;30(44):14773-85. PubMed PMID: 21048136.

Cavina-Pratesi C, Monaco S, Fattori P, Galletti C, McAdam TD, Quinlan DJ, Goodale MA, Culham JC. Functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals the neural substrates of arm transport and grip formation in reach-to-grasp actions in humans.
J Neurosci. 2010 Aug 4;30(31):10306-23. PubMed PMID: 20685975.

Bakola S, Gamberini M, Passarelli L, Fattori P, Galletti C. Cortical connections of parietal field PEc in the macaque: linking vision and somatic sensation for the control of limb action.
Cereb Cortex.2010 Nov;20(11):2592-604. Epub 2010 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 20176687.

Fattori P, Raos V, Breveglieri R, Bosco A, Marzocchi N, Galletti C. The dorsomedial pathway is not just for reaching: grasping neurons in the medial parieto-occipital cortex of the macaque monkey.
J Neurosci. 2010 Jan 6;30(1):342-9. PubMed PMID: 20053915.

Monaco S, Króliczak G, Quinlan DJ, Fattori P, Galletti C, Goodale MA, Culham JC. Contribution of visual and proprioceptive information to the precision of reaching movements.
Exp Brain Res. 2010 Apr;202(1):15-32. Epub 2009 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 19967391.

Fattori P, Pitzalis S, Galletti C. The cortical visual area V6 in macaque and  human brains. J Physiol Paris.
2009 Jan-Mar;103(1-2):88-97. Epub 2009 Jun 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 19523515.

Pitzalis S, Sereno MI, Committeri G, Fattori P, Galati G, Patria F, Galletti C. Human v6: the medial motion area. Cereb Cortex.
2010 Feb;20(2):411-24. Epub 2009 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 19502476; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2803738.

Gamberini M, Passarelli L, Fattori P, Zucchelli M, Bakola S, Luppino G, Galletti C. Cortical connections of the visuomotor parietooccipital area V6Ad of  the macaque monkey.
J Comp Neurol. 2009 Apr 20;513(6):622-42. PubMed PMID: 19235224.

Fattori P, Breveglieri R, Marzocchi N, Filippini D, Bosco A, Galletti C. Hand orientation during reach-to-grasp movements modulates neuronal activity in the medial posterior parietal area V6A.
J Neurosci. 2009 Feb 11;29(6):1928-36. PubMed PMID: 19211899.

von Pföstl V, Stenbacka L, Vanni S, Parkkonen L, Galletti C, Fattori P. Motion sensitivity of human V6: a magnetoencephalography study.
Neuroimage. 2009  May 1;45(4):1253-63. Epub 2009 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 19211036.

Marzocchi N, Breveglieri R, Galletti C, Fattori P. Reaching activity in parietal area V6A of macaque: eye influence on arm activity or retinocentric coding of reaching movements?
Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Feb;27(3):775-89. PubMed PMID: 18279330; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2268963.

Breveglieri R, Galletti C, Monaco S, Fattori P. Visual, somatosensory, and bimodal activities in the macaque parietal area PEc.
Cereb Cortex. 2008 Apr;18(4):806-16. Epub 2007 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 17660487.

Pitzalis S, Galletti C, Huang RS, Patria F, Committeri G, Galati G, Fattori P, Sereno MI (2006) Wide-field retinotopy defines human cortical visual area V6.
J. Neurosci. 26: 7962-7973.

Breveglieri R., Galletti C., Gamberini M., Passarelli L., Fattori P. (2006) Somatosensory cells in area PEc of macaque posterior parietal cortex.
J. Neurosci. 26: 3679-3684.

Fattori, P., Kutz, D.F., Breveglieri, R., Marzocchi, N. & Galletti, C. (2005) Spatial tuning of reaching activity in the medial parieto-occipital cortex (area V6A) of macaque monkey.
Eur J Neurosci, 22, 956-972.

Kutz, D.F., Marzocchi, N., Fattori, P., Cavalcanti, S. & Galletti, C. (2005) Real-time supervisor system based on trinary logic to control experiments with behaving animals and humans.
J Neurophysiol, 93, 3674-3686. Epub 2005 Feb 3679.

Galletti, C., Gamberini, M., Kutz, D.F., Baldinotti, I. & Fattori, P. (2005) The relationship between V6 and PO in macaque extrastriate cortex.
Eur J Neurosci, 21, 959-970.

Galletti, C., Fattori, P., Gamberini, M. & Kutz, D.F. (2004) The most direct visual pathway to the frontal cortex.
Cortex, 40, 216-217.

Fattori, P., Breveglieri, R., Amoroso, K. & Galletti, C. (2004) Evidence for both reaching and grasping activity in the medial parieto-occipital cortex of the macaque.
Eur J Neurosci, 20, 2457-2466.

Kutz, D.F., Fattori, P., Gamberini, M., Breveglieri, R. & Galletti, C. (2003) Early- and late-responding cells to saccadic eye movements in the cortical area V6A of macaque monkey.
Exp Brain Res, 149, 83-95.

Galletti, C. & Fattori, P. (2003) Neuronal mechanisms for detection of motion in the field of view.
Neuropsychologia, 41, 1717-1727.

Galletti, C., Kutz, D.F., Gamberini, M., Breveglieri, R. & Fattori, P. (2003) Role of the medial parieto-occipital cortex in the control of reaching and grasping movements.
Exp Brain Res, 153, 158-170.

Breveglieri, R., Kutz, D.F., Fattori, P., Gamberini, M. & Galletti, C. (2002) Somatosensory cells in the parieto-occipital area V6A of the macaque.
Neuroreport, 13, 2113-2116.

Battaglini, P.P., Muzur, A., Galletti, C., Skrap, M., Brovelli, A. & Fattori, P. (2002) Effects of lesions to area V6A in monkeys.
Exp Brain Res, 144, 419-422.

Galletti, C. & Fattori, P. (2002) Posterior parietal networks encoding visual space.
In: The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect (Karnath, H.-O., Milner, A.D. & Vallar, G., eds), pp 59-69. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press.

Fattori, P., Gamberini, M., Kutz, D.F. & Galletti, C. (2001) 'Arm-reaching' neurons in the parietal area V6A of the macaque monkey.
Eur J Neurosci, 13, 2309-2313.

Galletti, C., Gamberini, M., Kutz, D.F., Fattori, P., Luppino, G. & Matelli, M. (2001) The cortical connections of area V6: an occipito-parietal network processing visual information.
Eur J Neurosci, 13, 1572-1588.

Galletti C., Fattori P., Gamberini M., and Kutz D.F. (1999) The cortical visual area V6: brain location and visual topography.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 11: 3922-3936.

Galletti C., Fattori P., Kutz D.F., and Gamberini M. (1999) Brain location and visual topography of cortical area V6A in the macaque monkey.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 11: 575-582.

Battaglini P.P., Galletti C. and Fattori P. (1997) Coding of Space Locations in the Posterior Parietal Cortex.
In: The Association Cortex, Structure and Function. Sakata H., Mikami A., Fuster J.M. (eds),
pp 163-174. Harwood academic Publishers.

Galletti C., Battaglini P.P. and Fattori P. (1997) The posterior parietal cortex in humans and monkeys.
News Physiol. Sci., 12:166-171.

Galletti C., Fattori P., Kutz D.F. and Battaglini P.P. (1997) Arm movement-related neurons in the visual area V6A of the macaque superior parietal lobule.
Eur. J. Neurosci., 9: 410-413.

Battaglini P.P., Galletti C. and Fattori P. (1997) Neuronal coding of visual space in the posterior parietal cortex.
Exp. Brain Res., 25: 539-553.

Battaglini P.P., Galletti C. and Fattori P. (1996) Cortical mechanisms for visual perception of object motion and position in space.
Behav. Brain Res., 76: 143-154.

Galletti C., Fattori P., Battaglini P.P. , Shipp S. and Zeki S. (1996) Functional demarcation of a border between areas V6 and V6A in the superior parietal gyrus of the macaque monkey.
Eur. J. Neurosci., 8: 30-52.

Galletti C., Battaglini P.P. and Fattori P. (1995) Eye-position influence on the parieto-occipital area PO (V6) of macaque monkey.
Eur. J. Neurosci., 7: 2486-2501.

Tiacci I., Battaglini P.P., Galletti C. and Fattori P. (1994) Visually guided pointing to remembered locations and subjective representation of space.
J. Biol. Res., 70: 43-49.

Galletti C., Battaglini P.P. and Fattori P. (1993) Cortical mechanisms of visual space representation.
Biomedical Research, 14: 47-54.

Galletti C., Battaglini P.P. and Fattori P. (1993) Parietal neurons encoding spatial locations in craniotopic coordinates.
Exp. Brain Res., 96: 221-229.

Battaglini P.P., Galletti C. and Fattori P. (1993) Functional properties of neurons in area V1 of awake macaque monkeys: peripheral versus central visual field representation.
Archiv. Ital. Biol., 131, 303-315.

Fattori P., Tiacci I. and Battaglini P.P. (1993) Visuomotor reconstruction of visual space.
J. Biol. Res., 69: 85-92.

Fattori P., Galletti C. and Battaglini P.P. (1992) Parietal neurons encoding visual space in a head-frame of reference.
Boll. Soc. it. Biol. sper., 68: 663-670.

Battaglini P.P., Galletti C. and Fattori P. (1991) Neuronal mechanisms for mantaining visual spatial constancy in behaving monkeys.
In Perspectives in the study of primates, vol. II, ed. Bava, pp. 179-184, Tecnografica nord-est, Trieste.

Galletti C., Battaglini P.P. and Fattori P. (1991) Functional properties of neurons in the anterior bank of the parieto-occipital sulcus of the macaque monkey.
Eur. J. Neurosci., 3: 452-461.

Fattori P., Battaglini P.P. and Galletti C. (1990) Encoding of space in the visual cortex of the macaque monkey.
Int. J. Anthropol., 5: 175-176.

Fattori P. and Battaglini P.P. (1990) Source of the eye-movement signal reaching real-motion cells.
Boll. Soc. it. Biol. sper., 66: 865-871.

Battaglini P.P., Galletti C. and Fattori P. (1990) Neuronal mechanisms for maintaining visual spatial constancy in behaving monkeys.
Int. J. Anthropol., 5: 155-156.

Galletti C., Battaglini P.P. and Fattori P. (1990) 'Real-motion' cells in area V3A of macaque visual cortex.
Exp. Brain Res., 82: 67-76.



Patrizia Fattori

Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy of the Visuo-Motor System