Paolo Bartolomeo MD Neurology, PhD Neuroscience

Course and current status

2006-Present: Research Director (DR2); Inserm U1127; Brain and Spine Institute; CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière; Paris; France 

2009-2015: Full Professor; Faculty of Psychology; Catholic University; Milan; Italy

2003-2013: Consultant Neurologist; Salpêtrière Hospital; Paris; France

2003-2006: Research scientist; Inserm U1127 (ex 610; 975); Brain and Spine Institute; CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière; Paris; France

1998-2003: Research scientist (CR1); Inserm U324; Sainte-Anne Hospital; Paris; France

1995-Present: Consultant Neurologist; National Hospital; Saint-Maurice; France

Scientific summary

Attention allows us to explore our environment. Many patients with a lesion in the right hemisphere of the brain find themselves living in a halved word, because they suffer from neglect (inattention) for the left side of space. Neglect patients are unaware of the left half of their environment, and have a poor functional outcome. To understand the brain mechanisms of attention and awareness, we study these patients as well as healthy participants. Our research employs several advanced methods, including neurophysiological (intracerebral recordings and MEG), neuroanatomical (high resolution MRI) and behavioral techniques (manual response times and eye-tracking). The long-term goal of our research is to bridge the gap between visual neuroscience and clinical neurology of attention and other visual abilities.

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