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We are on the cover of the April volume of the prestigious journal: Human Brain Mapping journal!

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hbm.24260
We are on the cover of the April volume of the prestigious journal: Human Brain Mapping journal!

The artwork has been created by Giorgia Cona and Cristina Scarpazza, two young researchers of the Department of General Psychology, and illustrates the purposes and the results of their new study – a meta-analysis on neuroimaging studies of spatial cognition, published in the same volume: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/hbm.24496

The work identified the core network of spatial processing, which comprises regions that are symmetrically distributed on both the hemispheres and that includes dorsal fronto-parietal regions, pre-supplementary motor area, anterior insula, and frontal operculum. These regions would support the activation and maintenance of spatial representations.
The study also highlighted the regions that are specifically involved in each spatial function: visuo-spatial attention, spatial imagery, mental navigation and long-term memory.