Prof. Nicola Toschi
Nicola Toschi is an Associate Professor in Medical Physics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and a Visiting Assistant Professor and assistant in Neurology at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Harvard Medical School).
His early research was in molecular modeling and in vitro/in vivo behavioural neuroendocrinology, while his current work focuses on MRI physics, the development of mechanistic and statistical models for understanding physiological phenomena (i.e. central regulation of autonomic nervous system activity, causal brain connectivity, cardiovascular mechanics, tissue-field interactions in noninvasive neuromodulation), advanced image processing (e.g. longitudinal deformation-based morphometry, multimodal image fusion, and image registration for subcortical and brainstem segmentation), time-frequency approaches for quantifying autonomic activity, the application of non Gaussian diffusion imaging in neurodegenerative disease, ultra-high field MR imaging and the predictive estimation of intraoperative cardiovascular risk.
He is the author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications in these fields, which have been cited approximately 2500 times since year 2000 with a total Impact Factor of over 300.
Full Publication List
Functional Connectivity in Amygdalar-Sensory/(Pre)Motor networks at rest: New evidence from the Human Connectome Project.
Toschi N, Duggento A, Passamonti L.
Eur J Neurosci. 2017 Feb 23. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13544. [Epub ahead of print]
Globally conditioned Granger causality in brain-brain and brain-heart interactions: a combined heart rate variability/ultra-high-field (7 T) functional magnetic resonance imaging study.
Duggento A, Bianciardi M, Passamonti L, Wald LL, Guerrisi M, Barbieri R, Toschi N.
Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2016 May 13;374(2067). pii: 20150185. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0185.
Heart rate variability in untreated newly diagnosed temporal lobe epilepsy: Evidence for ictal sympathetic dysregulation.
Romigi A, Albanese M, Placidi F, Izzi F, Mercuri NB, Marchi A, Liguori C, Campagna N, Duggento A, Canichella A, Ricciardo Rizzo G, Guerrisi M, Marciani MG, Toschi N.
Epilepsia. 2016 Mar;57(3):418-26. doi: 10.1111/epi.13309.
On the use of trace-weighted images in body diffusional kurtosis imaging.
Giannelli M, Toschi N.
Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 May;34(4):502-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2015.12.013.
Progression of brain atrophy in the early stages of Parkinson's disease: a longitudinal tensor-based morphometry study in de novo patients without cognitive impairment.
Tessa C, Lucetti C, Giannelli M, Diciotti S, Poletti M, Danti S, Baldacci F, Vignali C, Bonuccelli U, Mascalchi M, Toschi N.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Aug;35(8):3932-44. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22449.