Giovanni Battistella, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Fields of Interest: 

Giovanni is a biomedical engineer in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab with a strong background in image and signal processing, computational and cognitive neuroscience, and imaging genetics.

Publications: 

Cortically constrained shape recognition: Automated white matter tract segmentation validated in the pediatric brain.

Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging

Enhanced visceromotor emotional reactivity in dyslexia and its relation to salience network connectivity.

Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior

Sturm VE, Roy ARK, Datta S, Wang C, Sible IJ, Holley SR, Watson C, Palser ER, Morris NA, Battistella G, Rah E, Meyer M, Pakvasa M, Mandelli ML, Deleon J, Hoeft F, Caverzasi E, Miller ZA, Shapiro KA, Hendren R, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML

Speech production differences in English and Italian speakers with nonfluent variant PPA.

Neurology

Canu E, Agosta F, Battistella G, Spinelli EG, DeLeon J, Welch AE, Mandelli ML, Hubbard HI, Moro A, Magnani G, Cappa SF, Miller BL, Filippi M, Gorno-Tempini ML

Task-Free Functional Language Networks: Reproducibility and Clinical Application.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience

Battistella G, Borghesani V, Henry M, Shwe W, Lauricella M, Miller Z, Deleon J, Miller BL, Dronkers N, Brambati SM, Seeley WW, Mandelli ML, Gorno-Tempini ML

State and trait characteristics of anterior insula time-varying functional connectivity.

NeuroImage

Pasquini L, Toller G, Staffaroni A, Brown JA, Deng J, Lee A, Kurcyus K, Shdo SM, Allen I, Sturm VE, Cobigo Y, Borghesani V, Battistella G, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rankin KP, Kramer J, Rosen HH, Miller BL, Seeley WW

Verbal Semantics and the Left Dorsolateral Anterior Temporal Lobe: A Longitudinal Case of Bilateral Temporal Degeneration.

Aphasiology

Vonk JMJ, Borghesani V, Battistella G, Younes K, DeLeon J, Welch A, Hubbard HI, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML

GYRIFICATION ABNORMALITIES IN PRESYMPTOMATIC C9ORF72 EXPANSION CARRIERS.

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Suzee E. Lee, Eduardo Caverzasi, Giovanni Battistella, Stephanie A. Chu, Howard J. Rosen, Theodore P. Zanto, Anna M. Karydas, Giovanni Coppola, Daniel H. Geschwind, Rosa Rademakers, Bruce L. Miller, William W. Seeley, Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini

Gyrification abnormalities in presymptomatic c9orf72 expansion carriers.

Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry

Caverzasi E, Battistella G, Chu SA, Rosen H, Zanto TP, Karydas A, Shwe W, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Lee SE

Differential intrinsic functional connectivity changes in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia.

NeuroImage. Clinical

Battistella G, Henry M, Gesierich B, Wilson SM, Borghesani V, Shwe W, Miller Z, Deleon J, Miller BL, Jovicich J, Papinutto N, Dronkers NF, Seeley WW, Mandelli ML, Gorno-Tempini ML

Chronotopic maps in human supplementary motor area.

PLoS biology

Protopapa F, Hayashi MJ, Kulashekhar S, van der Zwaag W, Battistella G, Murray MM, Kanai R, Bueti D

"Looks familiar, but I do not know who she is": The role of the anterior right temporal lobe in famous face recognition.

Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior

Borghesani V, Narvid J, Battistella G, Shwe W, Watson C, Binney RJ, Sturm V, Miller Z, Mandelli ML, Miller B, Gorno-Tempini ML

In-vivo probabilistic atlas of human thalamic nuclei based on diffusion- weighted magnetic resonance imaging.

Scientific data

Najdenovska E, Alemán-Gómez Y, Battistella G, Descoteaux M, Hagmann P, Jacquemont S, Maeder P, Thiran JP, Fornari E, Bach Cuadra M

Chronotopic maps in human premotor cortex.

Journal of Vision

Foteini Protopapa, Masamichi Hayashi, Wietske van der Zwaag, Giovanni Battistella, Micah Murray, Ryota Kanai, Domenica Bueti

Altered topology of the functional speech production network in non-fluent/agrammatic variant of PPA.

Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior

Mandelli ML, Welch AE, Vilaplana E, Watson C, Battistella G, Brown JA, Possin KL, Hubbard HI, Miller ZA, Henry ML, Marx GA, Santos-Santos MA, Bajorek LP, Fortea J, Boxer A, Rabinovici G, Lee S, Deleon J, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML

Polygenic Risk of Spasmodic Dysphonia is Associated With Vulnerable Sensorimotor Connectivity.

Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)

Putzel GG, Battistella G, Rumbach AF, Ozelius LJ, Sabuncu MR, Simonyan K

Phenotype- and genotype-specific structural alterations in spasmodic dysphonia.

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society

Bianchi S, Battistella G, Huddleston H, Scharf R, Fleysher L, Rumbach AF, Frucht SJ, Blitzer A, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K

Isolated Focal Dystonia as a Disorder of Large-Scale Functional Networks.

Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)

Battistella G, Termsarasab P, Ramdhani RA, Fuertinger S, Simonyan K

Neural correlates of dystonic tremor: a multimodal study of voice tremor in spasmodic dysphonia.

Brain imaging and behavior

Kirke DN, Battistella G, Kumar V, Rubien-Thomas E, Choy M, Rumbach A, Simonyan K

Robust thalamic nuclei segmentation method based on local diffusion magnetic resonance properties.

Brain structure & function

Battistella G, Najdenovska E, Maeder P, Ghazaleh N, Daducci A, Thiran JP, Jacquemont S, Tuleasca C, Levivier M, Bach Cuadra M, Fornari E

GNAL mutation in isolated laryngeal dystonia.

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society

Putzel GG, Fuchs T, Battistella G, Rubien-Thomas E, Frucht SJ, Blitzer A, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K

Neural correlates of abnormal sensory discrimination in laryngeal dystonia.

NeuroImage. Clinical

Termsarasab P, Ramdhani RA, Battistella G, Rubien-Thomas E, Choy M, Farwell IM, Velickovic M, Blitzer A, Frucht SJ, Reilly RB, Hutchinson M, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K

Long-term effects of cannabis on brain structure.

Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Battistella G, Fornari E, Annoni JM, Chtioui H, Dao K, Fabritius M, Favrat B, Mall JF, Maeder P, Giroud C

Investigation of memory, executive functions, and anatomic correlates in asymptomatic FMR1 premutation carriers.

Neurobiology of aging

Hippolyte L, Battistella G, Perrin AG, Fornari E, Cornish KM, Beckmann JS, Niederhauser J, Vingerhoets FJ, Draganski B, Maeder P, Jacquemont S

Comparison of cannabinoid concentrations in oral fluid and whole blood between occasional and regular cannabis smokers prior to and after smoking a cannabis joint.

Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry

Fabritius M, Chtioui H, Battistella G, Annoni JM, Dao K, Favrat B, Fornari E, Lauer E, Maeder P, Giroud C

THCCOOH concentrations in whole blood: are they useful in discriminating occasional from heavy smokers?

Drug testing and analysis

Fabritius M, Favrat B, Chtioui H, Battistella G, Annoni JM, Appenzeller M, Dao K, Fornari E, Lauer E, Mall JF, Maeder P, Mangin P, Staub C, Giroud C

Brain structure in asymptomatic FMR1 premutation carriers at risk for fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome.

Neurobiology of aging

Battistella G, Niederhauser J, Fornari E, Hippolyte L, Gronchi Perrin A, Lesca G, Forzano F, Hagmann P, Vingerhoets FJ, Draganski B, Maeder P, Jacquemont S

Weed or wheel! FMRI, behavioural, and toxicological investigations of how cannabis smoking affects skills necessary for driving.

PloS one

Battistella G, Fornari E, Thomas A, Mall JF, Chtioui H, Appenzeller M, Annoni JM, Favrat B, Maeder P, Giroud C