Davide Francesco Stramaccia

Ritratto di Davide Francesco Stramaccia
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DPSS
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Research interests

  • Cognitive control in memory: behavioral mechanisms and neural underpinnings
  • Mechanisms of incidental and motivated forgetting
  • Retrieval-induced and suppression-induced forgetting
  • Neuromodulation of memory control
  • Memory control impairments in clinical populations

Publications & Conferences

International peer-reviewed journals

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi B., Altoè G., & Galfano, G. (under review). tDCS to the right inferior frontal gyrus disrupts control over interference in memory: A Retrieval-Induced Forgetting study.

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Libardi A., Genovese A., Castelli, L., Palomba D., & Galfano, G. (2017). Control over Interfering Memories in Eating Disorders. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Monego, A. L., Manzan, A., Castelli, L., & Galfano, G. (2017). Suppression of Competing Memories in Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Retrieval-Induced Forgetting Study. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 410–417.

Stramaccia, D. F., Sartori, G., Penolazzi, B., Braga, M., Mondini, S., & Galfano, G. (2015). Assessing the effects of tDCS over a delayed response inhibition task by targeting the right Inferior Frontal Gyrus and right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 2283–2290.

Penolazzi, B., Stramaccia, D.F., Braga, M., Mondini, S., & Galfano, G. (2014). Human Memory Retrieval and Inhibitory Control in the Brain: Beyond Correlational Evidence. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 6606–6610.

National peer-reviewed journals

Stramaccia, D. F., Braga, M., Fardo, F., Penolazzi, B., & Galfano, G. (2015). Retrieval induced forgetting: gli effetti negativi della pratica sulla memoria episodica. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 42, 195–218.

Conferences

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi B., Altoè G., & Galfano, G. (2017). The Right Prefrontal Cortex Supports Suppression of Competing Memories: An Investigation With Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Poster at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Executive Function International Conference (CNEF), Padua, Italy.

Penolazzi, B., Stramaccia, D. F., Libardi, A., Genovese, A., Castelli, L., Palomba, D., & Galfano, G. (2017). Can impaired inhibitory control be considered a transdiagnostic factor in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa? Poster at the 10° Meeting of SISDCA (Società Italiana per lo Studio dei Disturbi del Comportamento Alimentare, Rome, Italy.

Penolazzi, B., Stramaccia, D. F., Libardi, A., Genovese, A., Castelli, L., Palomba, D., & Galfano, G. (2017). Impaired inhibitory control as a potential transdiagnostic factor in eating disorders: A Retrieval-Induced Forgetting study. Poster at the 9th International Congress of Cognitive Psychoterapy, Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania.

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Monego, A. L., Manzan, A., Castelli, L., & Galfano, G. (2016). L’inibizione di memorie interferenti è compromessa nelle dipendenze patologiche. Oral communication presented at the annual meeting of the Experimental Psychology Chapter of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP), Rome, Italy.

Penolazzi, B., Stramaccia, D. F., Monego, A. L., Manzan, A., Castelli, L., & Galfano, G. (2016). Inhibitory control over Competing Memories in Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. Poster and oral communication presented at the annual meeting of the Clinical Psychology Chapter of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP), Rome, Italy.

Auer, T., Catarino, A., Stramaccia, D. F., & Anderson, M. (2016). Combining fMRI neurofeedback with an event-related paradigm to investigate inhibitory memory control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: SAN2016 Meeting.

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, L`Abbate, F., & Galfano, G. (2015). Neuromodulation of Unintentional Forgetting: a tDCS Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), 2016, New York, USA.

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Sartori, G., Braga, M., Mondini, S., Galfano, G. (2015). Differential effects of tDCS over Inferior Frontal Gyrus and Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex on a delayed Stop-Signal Task. Poster presented at the Magstim Neuroscience Conference 2015, Oxford, UK.

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Sartori, G., Braga, M., Mondini, S., Galfano, G. (2015). Dissociating the role of inferior frontal gyrus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in response inhibition by tdcs. Poster presented at the 1st International Brain Stimulation Conference, Singapore. Abstract in Brain Stimulation, 8, 353.

Stramaccia, D. F., Sartori, G., Penolazzi, B., Braga, M., Mondini, S., & Galfano, G. (2014). Effetti specifici di polarità e sito di applicazione della tDCS sulla prestazione in un compito stop-signal, Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Experimental Psychology chapter of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP), Pavia, Italy.

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Braga, M., Mondini, S., & Galfano, G. (2014). Retrieval-Induced Forgetting: testing the inhibitory account with tDCS). Oral communication presented at the 32nd European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Brixen, Italy.

Penolazzi, B., Braga, M., Stramaccia, D. F., Mondini, S., & Galfano, G. (2013). Inhibitory processing and Retrieval-induced forgetting: A tDCS study. Poster presentation at the Annual International Congress on “Non-invasive Electrical Brain Stimulation (tDCS, tACS, tRNS): Basic and applied research”, Brescia, Italy.

Stramaccia, D. F., Braga, M., Penolazzi, B. & Galfano, G. (2013). Effetti modulatori della tDCS sulla corteccia prefrontale dorsolaterale destra (rDLPFC) nel Retrieval-induced forgetting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the experimental psychology chapter of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP), Rome, Italy.

Curriculum

Employement

2017: Postdoctoral Researcher in the “Adaptive Memory” research group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (DE). https://www.cbs.mpg.de/en

Research experience

2015-16: visiting researcher, 16 months, MRC - Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge (UK). http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

2013-16: PhD programme in Cognitive Sciences, 3 years, University of Padua (IT). http://dottorato.psy.unipd.it/en

2012-2013: research internship, 8 months, Dept. of Developmental and Social psychology, University of Padua (IT). http://www.dpss.unipd.it/en/

2011: research internship, 10 months, Neuroimaging Laboratory of the Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome (IT). http://www.slneuroimaginglab.com

Education

2014-2016: PhD student at the School of Psychology, University of Padua (IT). Thesis: An Investigation into Memory Control: Neuromodulatory Approaches and Potential Clinical Target Populations. Supervisor: Prof. Giovanni Galfano

2011-2013: Msc (cum laude) in Cognitive Sciences, University of Padua (IT). Thesis: Retrieval-Induced Forgetting: A tDCS study. Supervisors: Prof. Giovanni Galfano and Dr. Barbara Penolazzi

2008-2011: Bsc (cum laude) in Psychology, University of Perugia (IT). Thesis: Neural Correlates of Spatial Attention in Ecological Contexts. Supervisor: Prof. Davide Nardo