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Professor Maurizio Gentilucci
~ Full Professor of Human Physiology ~

 
Academic profile  

2002: Full Professor of Human Physiology.

I was born in Taranto and I took my degree in Engineering at the University of Pisa.

I have worked at the Faculty of Medicine of Parma as assistant and then as associate professor.

Most of my teaching is to the students of Medicine and to graduates for the Ph.D in Neuroscience.


(+39) 0521-033899


maurizio.gentilucci@unipr.it
maurizio.gentilucci@tin.it

Research Interests  

My major research interest lies in the sensory-motor integration, language and visual perception, using psychophysical techniques.

I have published about 60 articles on these topics.

 
Recent Publications  

Campione G.C., Gentilucci M.
Covert imitation of transitive actions activates effector-independent motor representations affecting “motor” knowledge of target-object propertie.
Behav Brain Res (on line), 2009.

 

Gentilucci M., Campione G.C., Dalla Volta R., Bernardis P.
The observation of manual grasp actions affects the control of speech: a combined behavioural and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation study.
Neuropsychologia 47:3190 3202, 2009.

 

Dalla Volta R., Gianelli C., Campione G.C., Gentilucci M.
Action word understanding and overt motor behavior.
Exp Brain Res 196:403-412, 2009.

 

Barbieri F., Buonocore A., Dalla Volta R., Gentilucci M.
How symbolic gestures and words interact with each other.
Brain Lang 110:1-11, 2009.

 

Chieffi S., Secchi S., Gentilucci M.
Deictic word and gesture production: Their interaction.
Behav Brain Res 203:200-206, 2009.

 

Gianelli C., Dalla Volta R., Barbieri F., Gentilucci M.
Automatic grasp imitation following action observation affects estimation of intrinsic object properties.
Cogn Brain Res 1218:166-180, 2008.

 

Gentilucci M., Dalla Volta R.
Spoken language and arm gesture are controlled by the same motor control system.
Q J Exp Psychol 61:944-957, 2008.

 

Gentilucci M., Dalla Volta R., Gianelli C.
When the hand speak.
J Physiol Paris 102:21-30, 2008.

 

Bruno N., Bernardis P., Gentilucci M.
Visually guided pointing, the Müller-Lyer illusion, and the functional interpretation of the dorsal-ventral split: Conclusions from 33 independent studies.
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:423-437, 2008.

 

Bernardis P., Bello A., Pettenati P., Stefanini S., Gentilucci M.
Manual actions affect vocalizations of infants.
Exp Brain Res 184:599-603, 2008.

 

Bruno N., Bernardis P., Gentilucci M.
Visually guided pointing, the Müller-Lyer illusion, and the functional interpretation of the dorsal-ventral split: Conclusions from 33 independent studies.
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:423-437, 2007.

 

Gentilucci M., Corballis M.C.
The hominid that talked. In: C Pasternak (ed) What makes us human.
Oneworld: Oxford, pp 49-71, 2007.

 

Gentilucci M., Dalla Volta R.
The motor system and the relationships between speech and gesture.
Gesture 2:159-177, 2007.

 

Barbieri F., Buonocore A., Bernardis P., Dalla Volta R., Gentilucci M.
On the relations between affordance and representation of the agent's effector.
Exp Brain Res 180:421-33, 2007.

 

Gentilucci M., Bernardis P.
Imitation during phoneme production.
Neuropsychologia 45:608-615, 2007.

 

Gentilucci M., Corballis M.C.
From manual gesture to speech: a gradual transition.
Biobehav Rev 30:949-960, 2006.

 

Gentilucci M., Bernardis P., Crisi G., Dalla Volta R.
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Broca's area affects verbal responses to gesture observation.
J Cogn Neurosci 18:1059-1074, 2006.

 

Bernardis P, Gentilucci M.
Speech and gesture share the same communication system.
Neuropsychologia 44(2):178-190, 2006.

 

Gentilucci M., Cattaneo L.
Automatic audiovisual integration in speech perception.
Exp Brain Res 167:66-75, 2005.

 

Negrotti A., Secchi C., Gentilucci M.
Effects of disease progression and L-dopa therapy on the control of reaching-grasping in Parkinson’s disease.
Neuropsychologia 43(3):450-459, 2005.

 

Gentilucci M., Chieffi S.
How are cognition and motor control related to each other?
Behav Brain Sci 27:36-37, 2004.

 

Gentilucci M., Roy A.C., Stefanini S.
Grasping an object naturally or with a tool: are these tasks guided by a common motor representation?
Exp Brain Res 157:496-506, 2004.

 

Gentilucci M., Santunione P., Roy A.C., Stefanini S.
Action observation and speech production: study on children and adults.
Neuropsychologia 42:1554-1567, 2004.

 

Roy A.C., Stefanini S., Pavesi G., Gentilucci M.
Early movement impairment in a patient recovering from optic ataxia.
Neuropsychologia 42:847-854, 2004.

 

Gentilucci M., Santunione P., Roy A.C., Stefanini S.
Execution and observation of bringing a fruit to the mouth affect syllable pronunciation.
Eur. J. Neurosci 19:190-202, 2004.

 

Gentilucci M.
Object motor representation and language.
Exp. Brain Res. 153:260-265, 2003.

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Gentilucci M., Caselli L., Secchi C.
Finger control in the tripod grasp.
Exp Brain Res 149: 351-360, 2003.

 

Gentilucci M.
Object familiarity affects finger shaping during grasping of fruit stalks.
Exp Brain Res 149: 395-400, 2003.

 

Gentilucci M.
Grasp observation influences speech production.
Eur J Neurosci 17:179-184, 2003.

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Gentilucci M.
Object motor representation and reaching-grasping control.
Neuropsychologia 40:1139-1153, 2002.

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Gentilucci M., Benuzzi F., Gangitano M., Grimaldi S.
Grasp with hand and mouth: a kinematic study on healthy subjects.
J. Neurophysiol. 86:1685-1699, 2001.

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Gentilucci M., Benuzzi F., Bertolani L., Gangitano M.
The influence of stimulus color on the control of reaching-grasping movements.
Exp. Brain Res. 137:36-44, 2001.

 

Gentilucci M., Benuzzi F., Bertolani L., Gangitano M.
Visual illusions and the control of children arm movements.
Neuropsychologia 39:132-139, 2001.

 

Gentilucci M., Benuzzi F., Bertolani L., Daprati E., Gangitano M.
Language and motor control.
Exp. Brain Res. 133:468-490, 2000.

 

Gentilucci M., Bertolani L., Benuzzi F., Negrotti A., Pavesi G., Gangitano M.
Impaired control of an action after Supplementary Motor Area lesion: a case study.
Neuropsychologia 38:1398-1404, 2000.

 

Gentilucci M., Benuzzi F., Bertolani L., Daprati E., Gangitano M.
Recognising a hand by grasp.
Cogn. Brain Res. 9:125-135, 2000.

 

Gentilucci M., Negrotti A.
The control of an action in Parkinson's disease.
Exp. Brain Res. 129:269-277, 1999.

 

Gentilucci M., Negrotti A.
Planning and executing an action in Parkinson's disease.
Mov. Disord. 14: 69-79, 1999.

 

Gentilucci M., Daprati E., Gangitano M.
Implicit visual analysis in handedness recognition.
Consciousness and Cognition 7:478-493, 1998.

 

Gangitano M., Daprati E., Gentilucci M.
Visual distractors differentially interfere with the reaching and grasping components of prehension movements.
Exp. Brain Res. 122:441-452, 1998.

 

Gentilucci M., Gangitano M.
Influence of automatic word reading on motor control.
Eur. J. Neurosci 10: 752-756, 1998.

 

Gentilucci M., Daprati E., Gangitano M.
Right-handers and left-handers have different representations of their own hand.
Cogn. Brain Res. 6: 185-192, 1998.

 

Gentilucci M., Daprati E., Gangitano M.
Haptic information differentially interferes with visual analysis in reaching-grasping control and in perceptual processes.
Neuroreport 9: 887-891, 1998.

 

Daprati E., Gentilucci M.
Grasping an illusion.
Neuropsychologia 35: 1577-1582, 1997.

 

Gentilucci M., Negrotti A., Gangitano M.
Planning an action.
Exp. Brain Res. 115: 116-128, 1997.

 

Gentilucci M., Toni I., Daprati E., Gangitano M.
Tactile input of the hand and the control of reaching to grasp movements.
Exp. Brain Res. 114: 130-137, 1997.

 

Gentilucci M., Daprati E., Gangitano M., Toni I.
Eye position tunes the contribution of allocentric and egocentric information to target localisation in human goal directed arm movements.
Neurosci. Lett. 222: 123-126, 1997.

 

Gentilucci M., Daprati E., Saetti M.C., Toni I.
On the role of the egocentric and allocentric frame of reference in the control of arm movement.
in: Karnath O, Thier P (eds) Parietal lobe contribution to orientation in 3D space.
Exp. Brain Res. Series pp. 339-35, 1997.

 

 
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