fMRI - Federico II University

Group of Naples





Prof. MD. Francesco Di Salle, Eng. PhD. Fabrizio Esposito, Eng. Adriana Aragri, Psy. Ludovica Labruna, Eng. Tommaso Cervone, Students.


Francesco Di Salle, Prof. MD, is a neuroradiologist, actively interested in fMRI since 1995.

His research in the field of fMRI has begun in Frankfurt, together with Hans Hacker, MD, Rainer Goebel, PhD, David Linden, MD,PhD, Elia Formisano, PhD, Lars Muckli, PhD. 

At present he is Full Professor of Methods of Neuroimaging at the Faculty of Psychology of the Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and Associate Professor of Neuroradiology at the University of Pisa (Italy) and cooperates with the universities of Frankfurt, Maastricht, Basel, Freiburg, Minneapolis, Rome

Among his salient interests are the functional anatomy of the temporal lobe, mental imagery and the non-inferential processing of fMRI data.

Telephone nr.:

Pisa [IT]: (+39) 050/993698                                                                                                                                   

Maastricht [NL]: (+31) 433884038







Fabrizio Esposito, PhD. He is an electronic engineer, currently working as a research bio-engineer at the Department of Neurological Sciences of the University of Naples "Federico II".

He is actively interested in MR data and image processing since 1999. He graduated at the University of Naples “Federico II” in Electronic Engineering with a degree thesis on the application of novel algorithms for functional MRI data processing. In November 2004, he defended his Ph.D thesis in Neuroscience at the Second University of Naples on:"Non-inferential Exploration of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Time-series with Independent Component Analysis. Methodological Advancements with Applications to Neuroscience". Since January 2005, he is Honorary Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the Univerisity of Maastricht (The Netherlands) where he coordinates the courses of "Signal Analysis I" and "Signal Analysis II" for the Reseach Master in Neurocognition at the Neurocognitive department of this university. He also cooperates with the universities of Basel (Switzerland), Frankfurt and  Freiburg (Germany), Minneapolis (USA), Helsinki (Finland), Rome, Pisa and the Second Univerisity of Naples (Italy). 

Among his salient interests are: fMRI data acquisition and analysis, MRI methods for research and clinical applications, the functional neuroanatomy of the auditory system and the mental imagery.  






Adriana Aragri is an electronic engineer; she is actually attending a PhD program in Neuroscience at Seconda Università di Napoli, SUN University, and cooperating as a researcher bio-engineer expert in data processing of fMRI and Spectroscopy Imaging for Neuroscience Departments of the Universities "Federico II", "Seconda Università" in Naples and "Università di Pisa" in Pisa; and as an fMRI expert at the IRCCS "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza" in San Giovanni Rotondo.

Since January 2003 until June 2003 she attended regularly seminar and lecture series on neuroimaging and neurobiology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität (Frankfurt am Main) where she worked in the field of combined electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for her honor thesis.

In October 2003 she graduated with first class honours at the University of Naples "Federico II", since then she's mainly interested in MR data and image processing. She is actually working with the Faculty of Psychology of the Maastricht University on projects regarding multimodal neuroimaging techniques: combined simultaneous EEG-fMRI and TMS-fMRI data.

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Ludovica Labruna is Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Therapist. She is actually working as research psychologist  in the Faculty of Psychology at the University "Università degli Studi del Molise" by teaching on different neuropsychological courses, in the meanwhile she is actually attending a PhD program in Neuroscience at the "Federico II" University.

 In 1995 she has started her Neuropsychological rehabilitation clinical work. Since then she has been involved in several research projects on focal and degenerative brain diseases.

 In 2002 she graduated in Psychology with a experimental thesis in Neuropsychology on “The functional anatomy of cognitive process in Constructional Praxia with fMRI”.

 At present, she is attending a PhD program in Neuroscience at the University of Naples "Federico II". Her main research topic is the study of neural basis and cognitive mechanisms of gesture processing. 








Tommaso Cervone is an electronic engineer, currently working as a clinical application specialist for MedRad and often cooperating with our lab.



tel.(+39) 0382/552882






GianMarco Latte, Valentina Maglio. Medical Doctor students at the University Of Naples "Federico II".




Ing. Adriana Aragri & Ing. Tommaso Cervone

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