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Vitale F, Monti I, Padron I, Avenanti A, de Vega (2021). The neural inhibition network is causally involved in the disembodiment effect of linguistic negation. Submitted.

Meconi F,Goranova Z, Degano G, Di Lello N, Miniussi C, Avenanti A, Mevorach C (2020). Remember as we empathize. Do brain mechanisms engaged in autobiographical memory retrieval causally affect empathy awareness? A combined TMS and EEG registered report. In revision.

Di Gregorio F, Traikovic J, Roperti C, Marcantoni E, Di Luzio P, Avenanti A, Thut G, Romei V (2021). Tuning alpha rhythms to shape conscious visual perception. Submitted.



Borgomaneri S, Battaglia S, Avenanti A, di Pellegrino G (2021). Don't hurt me no more: State-dependent transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of specific phobia. Journal of Affective Disorders, In press.

Vicario CM, Rafal RD, di Pellegrino G, Lucifora C, Salehinejad MA, Nitsche MA, Avenanti A (2020). Indignation for moral violations suppresses the tongue motor cortex: preliminary TMS evidence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, In press.

Botta A, Lagravinese G, Bove M, Avenanti A, Avanzino L (2021). Modulation of reaction times during processing of emotional body language. Frontiers in Psychology 12, 616995. pdf

Vitale F, Padron I, Avenanti A, de Vega (2021). Enhancing motor brain activity improves memory for action language: a tDCS study. Cerebral Cortex 31, 1569-1581. pdf pdf

Breveglieri R, Bosco A, Borgomaneri S, Tessari A, Galletti C, Avenanti A, Fattori P (2021). Transcranial magnetic stimulation over the human medial posterior parietal cortex disrupts depth encoding during reach planning. Cerebral Cortex 31, 267-280. pdf pdf



Patri JF, Cavallo A, Pullari K, Soriano M, Valente M, Koul A, Avenanti A, Panzeri S, Becchio C (2020). Transient disruption of the inferior parietal lobule impairs the ability to attribute intention to action. Current Biology 30, 4594-4605. pdf pdf

Vicario CM, Salehinejad MA, Avenanti A, Nitsche MA (2020). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in Anxiety Disorders. In: Dell'Osso B, Di Lorenzo G (ed.) Non Invasive Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Springer, 301-317. pdf

Borgomaneri S, Battaglia S, Garofalo S, Tortora F, Avenanti A, di Pellegrino G (2020). State-dependent TMS over prefrontal cortex disrupts fear memory reconsolidation and prevents the return of fear. Current Biology 30, 3672-3679. pdf pdf

Salehinejad MA, Nejati V, Mosayebi-Samani M, Mohammadi A, Wischnewski M, Kuo MF, Avenanti A, Vicario CM, Nitsche MA (2020). Transcranial direct current stimulation in ADHD: a systematic review of efficacy, safety, and protocol-induced electrical field modeling results. Neuroscience Bulletin 36, 1191-1212. pdf pdf

Decroix J, Borgomaneri S, Kalenine S, Avenanti A (2020). State-dependent TMS of inferior frontal and parietal cortex highlights integration of motor acts and functional goals during action recognition. Cortex 132, 51-62. pdf pdf

Chiappini E, Borgomaneri S, Marangon M, Turini S, Romei V, Avenanti A (2020). Driving associative plasticity in premotor-motor connections though a novel paired associative stimulation based on long-latency cortico-cortical interactions. Brain Stimulation 5, 1461-1463. pdf pdf

Borgomaneri S, Vitale F, Avenanti A (2020). Early motor reactivity to observed human body postures is affected by body expression, not gender. Neuropsychologia, 146, 107541. pdf pdf

Bagnis A, Diano M, Celeghin A, Mendez CA, Spadaro G, Mosso CO, Avenanti A, Tamietto M (2020). Functional neuroanatomy of racial categorization from visual perception: a meta-analytic study. Neuroimage, 217, 116939. pdf

Vicario CM, Salehinejad MA, Mosayebi Samani M, Maezawa H, Avenanti A, Nitsche MA (2020). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation over the tongue motor cortex reduces appetite in healthy humans. Brain Stimulation 13, 1121-1123. pdf pdf

Borgomaneri S, Bolloni C, Sessa P, Avenanti A (2020). Blocking facial mimicry affects recognition of facial and body expressions. Plos One 15, e0229364. pdf pdf

Vicario CM, Nitsche MA, Hoyster I, Yavari F, Avenanti A, Salehinejad MA, Felmingham KL (2020). Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventromedial prefrontal cortex enhances fear extinction in healthy humans: A single blind sham-controlled study. Brain Stimulation 13, 489-491. pdf pdf

Agnoli S, Zanon M, Mastria S, Avenanti A, Corazza G (2020). Predicting response originality through brain activity: an analysis of changes in EEG alpha power during the generation of alternative ideas. Neuroimage 207, 116385. pdf



Fino E, Melegatti M, Avenanti A, Rubini M (2019). Unfolding political attitudes through the face: facial expressions when reading emotion language of left- and right-wing political leaders. Scientific Reports 30, 15689. pdf



Paracampo R, Montemurro M, De Vega M, Avenanti A (2018). Primary motor cortex crucial for action prediction: a tDCS study. Cortex 109, 287-302. pdf

Fiori F, Chiappini E, Avenanti A (2018). Enhanced action performance following TMS manipulation of associative plasticity in ventral premotor-motor pathway. Neuroimage 183, 847-858. pdf pdf

Agnoli M, Zanon M, Mastria S, Avenanti A, Corazza GE (2018). Enhancing creative cognition with a rapid right-parietal neurofeedback procedure. Neuropsychologia 118, 99-106. pdf

Zanon M, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A (2018). Action-related dynamic changes in inferior frontal cortex effective connectivity: a TMS/EEG coregistration study. Cortex 108, 193-209. pdf pdf

Paracampo R, Pirruccio M, Costa M, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A (2018). Visual, sensorimotor and cognitive routes to understanding others' enjoyment: an individual differences rTMS approach to empathic accuracy. Neuropsychologia 116, 86-98. pdf pdf

Chiappini E, Silvanto J, Hibbard PB, Avenanti A, Romei V (2018). Strengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation. Current Biology 28, R735-R736. pdf pdf

Gallo S, Paracampo R, Muller-Pinzler L, Severo MC, Blomer L, Fernandes-Henriques C, Henschel A, Lammes BK, Maskaljunas T, Suttrup J, Avenanti A, Keysers C, Gazzola V (2018). The causal role of the somatosensory cortex in prosocial behaviour. eLife 7, e32740. pdf

Avenanti A, Paracampo R, Annella L, Tidoni E, Aglioti SM (2018). Boosting and decreasing action prediction abilities through excitatory and inhibitory tDCS of inferior frontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex 28, 1282-1296. pdf



Bertossi E, Peccenini L, Solmi A, Avenanti A, Ciaramelli E (2017). Transcranial direct current stimulation of the medial prefrontal cortex dampens mind-wandering in men. Scientific Reports 7, 16962.pdf pdf

Fiori F, Chiappini E, Candidi M, Romei V, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A (2017). Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study. Scientific Reports 7, 14936. pdf pdf

Paracampo R, Tidoni E, Borgomaneri S, di Pellegrino G, Avenanti A (2017). Sensorimotor network crucial for inferring amusement from smiles. Cerebral Cortex 27, 5116-5129. pdf pdf

Valchev N, Tidoni E, Hamilton AF, Gazzola V, Avenanti A (2017). Primary somatosensory cortex necessary for the perception of weight from other people's action: a continuous theta-burst TMS experiment. Neuroimage 152, 195-206. pdf pdf

Vicario CM, Rafal RD, Martino D, Avenanti A (2017). Core, social and moral disgust are bounded: A review on behavioral and neural bases of repugnance in clinical disorders. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 80, 185-200. pdf

Borgomaneri S, Vitale F, Avenanti A (2017). Behavioral inhibition system sensitivity enhances motor cortex suppression when watching fearful body expressions. Brain Structure and Function 7, 3267–3282. pdf pdf

Vicario CM, Rafal RD, Borgomaneri S, Paracampo R, Kritikos A, Avenanti A (2017). Pictures of disgusting foods and disgusted facial expressions suppress the tongue motor cortex. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 12, 352-362. pdf pdf



Fiori F, Chiappini E, Soriano M, Paracampo R, Romei V, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A (2016). Long-latency modulation of motor cortex excitability by ipsilateral posterior inferior frontal gyrus and pre-supplementary motor area. Scientific Reports 6, 38396. pdf

Romei V, Chiappini E, Hibbard PB, Avenanti A (2016). Empowering reentrant projections from V5 to V1 boosts sensitivity to motion. Current Biology 26, 2155-2160. pdf pdf

Fino E, Menegatti M, Avenanti A, Rubini M (2016). Enjoying vs. smiling: Facial muscular activation in response to emotional language. Biological Psychology 118, 126-135. pdf pdf

Valchev N, Gazzola V, Avenanti A, Keysers C (2016). Primary Somatosensory contribution to action observation brain activity - combining fMRI and cTBS. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 11, 1205-1217. pdf pdf



Borgomaneri S, Vitale F, Avenanti A (2015). Early changes in corticospinal excitability when seeing fearful body expressions. Scientific Reports 5, 14122. pdf

Borgomaneri S, Gazzola V, Avenanti A (2015). Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals two functionally distinct stages of motor cortex involvement during perception of emotional body language. Brain Structure and Function 220, 2765-2781. pdf pdf

Borhani K, Ladavas E, Maier ME, Avenanti A, Bertini C (2015). Emotional and movement-related body postures modulate visual processing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 10, 1092-1101. pdf

Valchev N, Curcic-Blake B, Renken RJ, Avenanti A, Keysers C, Gazzola V, Maurits NM (2015). cTBS delivered to the left somatosensory cortex changes its functional connectivity during rest. Neuroimage 114, 386-397. pdf

Mengarelli F, Spoglianti S, Avenanti A, di Pellegrino G (2015). Cathodal tDCS over the left prefrontal cortex diminishes choice-induced preference change. Cerebral Cortex 25, 1219-1227. pdf

Ladavas E, Giulietti S, Avenanti A, Bertini C, Lorenzini E, Quinquinio C, Serino A (2015). a-tDCS on the ipsilesional parietal cortex boosts the effects of prism adaptation treatment in neglect. Restor Neurol Neurosci 33, 647-662. pdf

Borgomaneri S, Vitale F, Gazzola V, Avenanti A (2015). Seeing fearful body language rapidly freezes the observer's motor cortex. Cortex 65, 232-245. pdf

Vicario CM, Rafal RD, Avenanti A (2015). Counterfactual thinking affects the excitability of the motor cortex. Cortex 65, 139-148. pdf

Jacquet PO, Avenanti A (2015). Perturbing the Action Observation Network during perception and categorization of actions’ goals and grips: state-dependency and virtual lesion TMS effects. Cerebral Cortex 25, 598-608. pdf

Valchev N, Zijdewind I, Keysers C, Gazzola V, Avenanti A, Maurits NM (2015). Weight dependent modulation of motor resonance induced by weight estimation during observation of partially occluded lifting actions. Neuropsychologia 66, 237-245. pdf



Borgomaneri S, Gazzola V, Avenanti A (2014). Temporal dynamics of motor cortex excitability during perception of natural emotional scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9, 1451-1457. pdf pdf

Avenanti A, Vicario CM, Borgomaneri S (2014). Social dimensions of pain. Comment on "Facing the experience of pain: a neuropsychological perspective" by Fabbro and Crescentini. Physics of Life Reviews 11, 558-561.pdf

Urgesi C, Candidi M, Avenanti A (2014). Neuroanatomical substrates of action perception and understanding: an anatomic likelihood estimation meta-analysis of lesion-symptom mapping studies in brain injured patients. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8, 344.pdf



Azevedo RT, Macaluso E, Avenanti A, Santangelo V, Cazzato V, Aglioti SM (2013). Their pain is not Our pain: Brain and autonomic correlates of empathic resonance with the pain of same and different race individuals. Human Brain Mapping 34, 3168-3181. pdf

Avenanti A, Candidi M, Urgesi C (2013). Vicarious motor activation during action perception: beyond correlational evidence. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7, 185. pdf

Avenanti A Annella L, Candidi M, Urgesi C, Aglioti SM (2013). Compensatory plasticity in the action observation network: virtual lesions of STS enhance anticipatory simulation of seen actions. Cerebral Cortex 23, 570-580. pdf

Vicario CM, Kritikos A, Avenanti A, Rafal R (2013). Reward and Punishment: investigating cortico-bulbar excitability to disclose the value of goods. Frontiers in Psychology 4, 39. pdf

Tidoni E, Borgomaneri S, di Pellegrino G, Avenanti A (2013). Action simulation plays a critical role in deceptive action recognition. The Journal of Neuroscience 33, 611-623. pdf



Avenanti A, Annella L, Serino A (2012). Suppression of premotor cortex disrupts motor coding of peripersonal space. Neuroimage 63, 281–288. pdf

Borgomaneri S, Gazzola V, Avenanti A (2012). Motor mapping of implied actions during perception of emotional body language. Brain Stimulation 5, 70-76. pdf pdf Comments in: pdf

Avenanti A, Coccia M, Ladavas E, Provinciali L, Ceravolo MG (2012). Low-frequency rTMS promotes use-dependent motor plasticity in chronic stroke: a randomized trial. Neurology 78, 256-264. pdf pdf Cover and In Focus mention pdf



Urgesi C, Avenanti A (2011). Functional and epiphenomenal modulation of neural activity in body selective visual areas. Cognitive Neuroscience 2, 212-214.

Avenanti A, Urgesi C (2011). Understanding “what” others do: mirror mechanisms play a crucial role in action perception. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 6, 257-259. pdf

Serino A, Canzoneri E, Avenanti A (2011). Fronto-parietal areas necessary for a multisensory representation of peripersonal space in humans: an rTMS study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23, 2956-2967. pdf



Avenanti A, Sirigu A, Aglioti SM (2010). Racial bias reduces empathic sensorimotor resonance with other-race pain. Current Biology 20, 1018-1022. pdf pdf Comments In: Chiao JY, Mathur VA (2010). Intergroup empathy: how does race affect empathic neural responses? Current Biology 20, R478-R480.pdf

Bertini, C, Leo F, Avenanti A, Ladavas E (2010). Independent mechanisms for ventriloquism and multisensory integration as revealed by theta-burst stimulation. European Journal of Neuroscience 31 1791-1799.pdf

Urgesi C, Maieron M, Avenanti A, Tidoni E, Fabbro F, Aglioti SM (2010). Simulating the future of actions in the human corticospinal system. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 2511-2521.pdf



Serino A, Annella L, Avenanti A (2009). Motor properties of peripersonal space in humans. PLoS One 4, e6582.pdf

Avenanti A, Minio-Paluello I, Sforza A, Aglioti SM (2009). Freezing or escaping? Opposite modulations of empathic reactivity to the pain of others. Cortex 45, 1072-1077. pdf

Schütz-Bosbach S, Avenanti A, Aglioti SM, Haggard P (2009). Don't do it! Cortical inhibition and self-attribution during action observation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21, 1215-1227. pdf

Minio-Paluello I, Baron-Cohen S, Avenanti A, Walsh V, Aglioti SM (2009). Absence of embodied empathy during pain observation in Asperger Syndrome. Biological Psychiatry 65, 55-62. pdf pdf

Avenanti A, Minio-Paluello I, Bufalari I, Aglioti SM (2009). The pain of a model in the personality of an onlooker: influence of state-reactivity and personality traits on embodied empathy for pain. NeuroImage 44, 275-283. pdf pdf



Urgesi C, Maieron M, Avenanti A, Fabbro F, Aglioti SM (2008). Anticipatory simulation of implied actions in the human motor system. Brain Stimulation 1, 253-254.

Fourkas AD, Bonavolontà V, Avenanti A, Aglioti SM (2008). Kinaesthetic imagery and tool-specific modulation of corticospinal representations in expert tennis players. Cerebral Cortex 18, 2382-2390. pdf

Valeriani M, Betti V, Le Pera D, De Armas L, Miliucci R, Restuccia D, Avenanti A, Aglioti SM (2008). Seeing the pain of others while being in pain: a laser evoked potentials study. NeuroImage 40, 1419-1428. pdf



Avenanti A, Bolognini N, Maravita A, Aglioti SM (2007). Somatic and motor components of action simulation. Current Biology 17, 2129-2135. pdf pdf

Bufalari I, Aprile T, Avenanti A, Di Russo F, Aglioti SM (2007). Empathy for pain and touch in the human somatosensory cortex. Cerebral Cortex 17, 2553-2561. pdf

Avenanti A, Aglioti SM (2007). Il versante sensorimotorio dell’empatia per il dolore. In: Mancia M. (ed.) Psicoanalisi e Neuroscienze. Milan, Springer-Verlag Italia, 249-271 (in Italian). pdf

Avenanti A (2007). Pain in the absence of nociception: example from empathy. Douleurs 8, 1S21-1S22.



Minio-Paluello I, Avenanti A, Aglioti SM (2006). Left hemisphere dominance in reading the sensory qualities of others’ pain? Social Neuroscience 1, 320-333. pdf

Avenanti A, Minio-Paluello I, Bufalari I, Aglioti SM (2006). Stimulus-driven modulation of motor-evoked potentials during observation of others' pain. Neuroimage 32, 316-324. pdf

Fourkas AD, Avenanti A, Urgesi C, Aglioti SM (2006). Corticospinal facilitation during first and third person imagery. Experimental Brain Research 168, 143-151.pdf

Avenanti A, Aglioti SM (2006). The sensorimotor side of empathy. In: Mancia M. (ed.) Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience. Milan: Springer-Verlag Italia, 235-256.pdf

Avenanti A, Aglioti SM (2006). Il tuo dolore nel mio sistema motorio. Uno studio di stimolazione magnetica transcranica. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia 33, 151-166 (in Italian).pdf

Aglioti SM, Avenanti A (2006). Risonanze e imitazioni. Mente & Cervello 23, 80-89 (in Italian). pdf

Avenanti A (2006). Empatia e percezione del dolore. DiPAV - quaderni 15, 123-146 (in Italian).

Aglioti SM, Avenanti A, Betti V (2006). Correlati neurofisiologici dell’empatia per il dolore. XXXII seminario sulla Evoluzione biologica e i grandi problemi della Biologia sul tema "Neurobiologia della coscienza". Accademia dei Lincei, Roma, Italia, 135-153 (in Italian).



Avenanti A, Bueti D, Galati G, Aglioti SM (2005). Transcranial magnetic stimulation highlights the sensorimotor side of empathy for pain. Nature Neuroscience 8, 955-960.pdf pdf Comments In: Singer T, Frith C (2005) The painful side of empathy. Nature Neuroscience 8, 845-846. pdf