Mood diseases

Datum objave: 06.05.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

Catholic University of Milan

Contact Person

BALCONI, Michela (Professor)
Catholic University of Milan
Telephone: +39-272-342586
Fax: +39-272-342280


Project Proposal

Title: Mood diseases

Type Details: The neuropsychological paradigm is considered a new frontier for the subjective wellness and the rehabilitative ways, thanks to the contribution of different scientific domains that may work together (such as medical and rehabilitation fields; psychological contribution; information technology tools - ITT). Specifically the social effect of relational disturbs is increased, taking into account the massive impact that they have on the professional skills and on the individual health and well being.
The present project intends to use new technologies and innovative procedures finalized to the subjects' rehabilitation in case of pathologies that compromise interpersonal relationships, with a specific focus on some emotional disturbs (such as prosopoagnosic disturb; alexytimia; social anxiety).
The experimental methodology applies a multicomponential approach, that includes: multimedial tools (dedicated software for emotional facial expression decoding) finalized to support a self-evaluation and an external-report on behaviour in an interactive context; psycophysiological measures of the autonomic system (bio-feedback system) and neuropsychological indexes (such as fMRI; Event-related potentials). The innovative feature of this rehabilitative approach is mainly due to the introduction into the overall procedure of self-managed and self-ruled steps that allow of a specific self-learning for care by the subject himself.

Programme (Collaboration EU R&D): FP7-HEALTH

Expiry Date: 2012-04-20

Target Partner

Organisation Details

Catholic University of Milan

Name: Catholic University of Milan

Department: Dipartimento di Psicologia


Address: Largo Gemelli, 1
20123 Milan (Italy)


Type: Research; Education

Keywords: Neuropsychological measurement;Biofeedback procedure;Mood disturb