Berchicci Marika

Ruolo Accademico: 

Ricercatore Universitario

Area Scientifica: 

Psico-pedagogico

(SSD) Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: 

M-PSI/02

Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute - Sezione: 

Scienze Umane e Sociali

Recapiti: 

P.zza Lauro de Bosis 15, 00135 Roma

Tel. +39.0636733.388

Ricevimento: 

per appuntamento

Curriculum: 

Ricercatore Universitario (RTD/b; settore concorsuale 11/E1; settore scientifico disciplinare PSI/02) presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie, Umane e della Salute, Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico”; afferente al Laboratorio di Psicofisiologia. Attualmente è docente di Psicologia dello Sport e Psicologia dello Sviluppo presso lo stesso Ateneo. Ha conseguito Laurea Triennale in Psicologia e Scienze Motorie, Laurea Specialistica in Scienze e Tecniche delle Attività Motorie Preventive e Adattative, Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze del Sistema Motorio presso l’Università degli Studi di Chieti-Pescara “G. d’Annunzio”. Ha diverse esperienze di ricerca in Italia e all’Estero (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA-USA; Biomedical Research and Integrative NeuroImaging Center, MIND Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque– USA; San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA-USA e Infant Studies Laboratory, Psychology Department, Berkley University, San Francisco - USA).

Le linee di ricerca sono indirizzate all’approfondimento di cinque aree tematiche in cui si integrano psicofisiologia e scienze del movimento umano, come lo studio delle basi cerebrali dei processi cognitivi che avvengono in funzione dell’attività motoria, il controllo neuromotorio di azioni semplici e complesse, l’attività fisica e le funzioni esecutive nell’arco della vita, lo studio della fatica neuromuscolare, i meccanismi corticali sottostanti lo sviluppo del sistema sensorimotorio (quest’ultimo in collaborazione con il BIND; Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics Center at the University of G. d’Annunzio, Chieti, Italy). A giugno 2017 la produttività scientifica comprende  34 pubblicazioni su riviste internazionali.

Researcher at the Department of Human Movement, Social and Health Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Italy, Laboratory of Psychophysiology. Her current teaching activities include Sport Psychology and Developmental Psychology. She holds BAs in Psychology and Human Movement Science, a MSc in Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity: Science and Methods, and a PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of Chieti “G. d’Annunzio”. She has had many national and international research experiences (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA-USA; Biomedical Research and Integrative NeuroImaging Center, MIND Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque– USA; San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA-USA e Infant Studies Laboratory, Psychology Department, Berkley University, San Francisco - USA).

Her research has mainly addressed five thematic areas in which psychophysiology and human movement science are integrated, such as the study of the brain mechanisms underpinning cognitive processing of movement, neuromotor control of simple and complex actions, exercise and cognition during the lifespan, neuromuscular fatigue, cortical mechanisms underlying the development of the sensory motor system (the latter in collaboration with the BIND; Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics Center at the University Of G. D'Annunzio, Chieti, Italy). By June 2017, she published 34 papers on peer-reviewed international journals.

Curriculum Scientifico: 

Pagina web: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marika_Berchicci2/publications

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8470-191X

Most relevant publications

  1. Berchicci M, Quinzi F, DAinese A, Di Russo F. (2017). Time-source of neural plasticity in complex bimanual coordinative tasks: Juggling. Behavioral Brain Research 328: 87-94.[IF: 3.19]
  2. Berchicci M, Spinelli D, Di Russo F. (2016). New insights about old waves. Stimulus- and response-locked ERPs on the same time-window. Biological Psychology 117: 202-215. [IF: 3.403]
  3. Di Russo F, Lucci G, Sulpizio V, Berchicci M, Spinelli D, Pitzalis S, Galati G. (2016). Spatiotemporal brain mapping of the preparation, perception and action phases. NeuroImage. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.036. [IF: 6.357]
  4. Berchicci M, Pontifex M, Drollette E, Pesce C, Hillman CH, Di Russo F. (2015). From cognitive motor preparation to visual processing: the benefits of childhood fitness to brain health. Neuroscience 298, 211–219. [IF: 3.527]
  5. Lunghi C & Berchicci M, Morrone MC, Di Russo F. (2015). Short-term monocular deprivation alters early components of Visual Evoked Potentials. The Journal of Physiology. doi: 10.1113/JP270950. [IF: 5.037]
  6. Berchicci M, Tamburro G, Comani S. (2015). The intrahemispheric functional properties of the developing sensorimotor cortex are influenced by maturation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00039. [IF: 3.63]
  7. Berchicci M, Lucci G, Di Russo F (2013). The benefits of physical exercise on the aging brain: The role of the prefrontal cortex. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci doi:10.1093/gerona/glt094. [IF: 5.416]
  8. Berchicci M, Menotti F. Macaluso A, Di Russo F (2013). The neurophysiology of central and peripheral fatigue during sub-maximal lower limb isometric contractions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00135. [IF: 2.90]
  9. Berchicci M, Lucci G, Pesce C, Spinelli D, Di Russo F (2012). Prefrontal hyperactivity in older people during motor planning. NeuroImage 62, 1750-1760. [IF: 6.163]
  10. Berchicci M, Zhang T, Romero L, Peters A, Annett R, Teuscher U, Bertollo M, Okada Y, Stephen J, Comani S (2011). Development of mu rhythm in infants and preschool children. Developmental Neuroscience 33(2), 130-143, doi: 10.1159/000329095. [IF: 2.89]