Alberto Costa | Fondazione Santa Lucia
Research Activity 

- Studio dell’architettura funzionale dei processi mentali con l’utilizzo di metodiche comportamentali e neurofisiologiche.

- Studio dei correlati neurobiologici delle funzioni mentali in persone con sindromi neurologiche.

- Studio dell'efficacia della riabilitazione neuropsicologica in popolazioni con sindromi neurologiche.

- Strutturazione di batterie di test psicometrici per l’assessment cognitivo-comportamentale.

Curriculum Vitae 

2015: Professore Associato Università Niccolò Cusano, Roma.

2009 – 2015: Psicologo Dirigente IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma.

A cognitive rehabilitation protocol increases BDNF serum levels in Parkinson’s disease patients affected by mild cognitive impairments, Angelucci A, Peppe A, Carlesimo GA, Serafini F, Zabberoni S, Barban F, Shofany J, Caltagirone C, Costa A, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,  2015,  1-11.

Individual Differences in Approach-Avoidance Aptitude: Some Clues from Research on Parkinson’s Disease, Costa A, Caltagirone C, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience,  2015, 1-9.

Theory of mind impairment after severe traumatic brain injury and its relationship with caregivers' quality of life, Bivona U, Formisano R, De Laurentiis S, Accetta N, Di Cosimo MR, Massicci R, Ciurli P, Azicnuda E, Silvestro D, Sabatini U, Caravasso CF, Carlesimo GA, Caltagirone C, Costa A, Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2015 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Prospective memory performance in individuals with Parkinson's disease who have mild cognitive impairment, Costa A, Peppe A, Zabberoni S, Serafini F, Barban F, Scalici F, Caltagirone C, Carlesimo GA, Neuropsychology. 2015 Sep;29(5):782-91. doi: 10.1037/neu0000184. Epub 2015 Feb 2.

Sensitivity and specificity of a time-based prospective memory procedure to amnestic mild cognitive impairment, Costa A, Fadda L, Perri R, Brisindi M, Lombardi MG, Caltagirone C, Carlesimo GA,   Journal of Alzheimer's Disease,  2014,  63-67

Prospective memory performance of patients with Parkinson's disease depends on shifting aptitude: evidence from cognitive rehabilitation, Costa, Peppe A, Serafini F, Zabberoni S, Barban F, Caltagirone C, Carlesimo GA, J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Aug;20(7):717-26. doi: 10.1017/S1355617714000563. Epub 2014 Jun 26.

Free and cued recall memory in Parkinson's disease associated with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, Costa A, Monaco M, Zabberoni S, Peppe A, Perri R, Fadda L, Iannarelli F, Caltagirone C, Carlesimo GA,  PLOS ONE,  2014, e86233.

Functional interplay between stimulus-oriented and stimulus-independent attending during a prospective memory task, Barban F, Carlesimo GA, Macaluso E, Caltagirone C, Costa A, Neuropsychologia. 2014 Jan;53:203-12. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.12.001. Epub 2013 Dec 7.

Low self awareness of individuals with severe Traumatic Brain Injury is associated with reduced ability to take other’s perspective, Bivona U, Riccio A, Ciurli P,  Delle Donne V, Pizzonia E, Augusto Carlesimo GA, Caltagirone C, Formisano R, e Costa A, The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 2013, 157-171.

Prospective memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment: an analytical review, Costa A, Caltagirone C, Carlesimo GA, Neuropsychol Rev. 2011 Dec;21(4):390-404. doi: 10.1007/s11065-011-9172-z. Epub 2011 Jul 20.

Psicologia Generale, Corso di Laurea in Fisioterapia, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.
Psicologia Clinica, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.