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Lucia M. Vaina, D.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.


Millenium Professor
2003 - 2006
Rientro dei cervelli Award
Doctor Honoris Causa
elected Fellow to American Institute of Medicine and Biological Sciences

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  1. (Vaina Lucia M) Feb 28, 2016 - Feb 28, 2018
    State-Modulating Neurofeedback: A novel method for improving executive control functions in the aging population.
    Role: PI
  2. R01NS064100 (VAINA, LUCIA MARIA) Jul 17, 2009 - Jun 30, 2013
    Perception and Recovery of Motion for Visually Guided Behavior in Humans
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01EY007861 (VAINA, LUCIA MARIA) Aug 1, 1989 - Nov 30, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Vaina LM, Calabro FJ, Samal A, Rana KD, Mamashli F, Khan S, Hämäläinen M, Ahlfors SP, Ahveninen J. Auditory cues facilitate object movement processing in human extrastriate visual cortex during simulated self-motion: A pilot study. Brain Res. 2021 08 15; 1765:147489. PMID: 33882297; PMCID: PMC8206020.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Rana KD, Khan S, Hämäläinen MS, Vaina LM. A computational paradigm for real-time MEG neurofeedback for dynamic allocation of spatial attention. Biomed Eng Online. 2020 Jun 12; 19(1):45. PMID: 32532277.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Kozhemiako N, Nunes AS, Samal A, Rana KD, Calabro FJ, Hämäläinen MS, Khan S, Vaina LM. Neural activity underlying the detection of an object movement by an observer during forward self-motion: Dynamic decoding and temporal evolution of directional cortical connectivity. Prog Neurobiol. 2020 12; 195:101824. PMID: 32446882.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Ben-Assa E, Rengifo-Moreno P, Al-Bawardy R, Kolte D, Cigarroa R, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Sakhuja R, Elmariah S, Pomerantsev E, Vaina LM, Ning M, Buonanno FS, Hung JW, Inglessis I, Palacios IF. Effect of Residual Interatrial Shunt on Migraine Burden After Transcatheter Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 02 10; 13(3):293-302. PMID: 32029246.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Calabro FJ, Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. Differential cortical activation during the perception of moving objects along different trajectories. Exp Brain Res. 2019 Oct; 237(10):2665-2673. PMID: 31396645.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Ahveninen J, Ingalls G, Yildirim F, Calabro FJ, Vaina LM. Peripheral visual localization is degraded by globally incongruent auditory-spatial attention cues. Exp Brain Res. 2019 Sep; 237(9):2137-2143. PMID: 31201472.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Hanada GM, Ahveninen J, Calabro FJ, Yengo-Kahn A, Vaina LM. Cross-Modal Cue Effects in Motion Processing. Multisens Res. 2019; 32(1):45-65. PMID: 30613468; PMCID: PMC6317375.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  8. Rana KD, Hämäläinen MS, Vaina LM. Improving the Nulling Beamformer Using Subspace Suppression. Front Comput Neurosci. 2018; 12:35. PMID: 29946248; PMCID: PMC6005888.
  9. Khan S, Hashmi JA, Mamashli F, Michmizos K, Kitzbichler MG, Bharadwaj H, Bekhti Y, Ganesan S, Garel KA, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Gollub RL, Kong J, Vaina LM, Rana KD, Stufflebeam SM, Hämäläinen MS, Kenet T. Maturation trajectories of cortical resting-state networks depend on the mediating frequency band. Neuroimage. 2018 07 01; 174:57-68. PMID: 29462724.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Roudaia E, Calabro FJ, Vaina LM, Newell FN. Aging Impairs Audiovisual Facilitation of Object Motion Within Self-Motion. Multisens Res. 2018 Jan 01; 31(3-4):251-272. PMID: 31264625.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  11. Yang J, Hu C, Guo N, Dutta J, Vaina LM, Johnson KA, Sepulcre J, Fakhri GE, Li Q. Partial volume correction for PET quantification and its impact on brain network in Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2017 10 12; 7(1):13035. PMID: 29026139.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Lucia M. Vaina and Richard E. Passingham. Computational Thories and their Implementation in the brain. The Legacy of David Marr. 2017; 260.
  13. DonGiovanni D, Vaina LM. Select and Cluster: A Method for Finding Functional Networks of Clustered Voxels in fMRI. Comput Intell Neurosci. 2016; 2016:4705162. PMID: 27656202.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  14. Calabro FJ, Vaina LM. Scale Changes Provide an Alternative Cue For the Discrimination of Heading, But Not Object Motion. Med Sci Monit. 2016 May 27; 22:1782-91. PMID: 27231114; PMCID: PMC4918519.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Sinha P, Vaina LM. Motion sequence analysis in the presence of figural cues. Neurocomputing. 2015 Jan 05; 147:485-491. PMID: 26028822.
  16. Vaina LM, Rana KD, Cotos I, Li-Yang C, Huang MA, Podea D. When does subliminal affective image priming influence the ability of schizophrenic patients to perceive face emotions? Med Sci Monit. 2014 Dec 24; 20:2788-98. PMID: 25537115; PMCID: PMC4282928.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Rana KD, Vaina LM. Functional roles of 10 Hz alpha-band power modulating engagement and disengagement of cortical networks in a complex visual motion task. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e107715. PMID: 25285560.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Vaina LM, Buonanno F, Rushton SK. Spared ability to perceive direction of locomotor heading and scene-relative object movement despite inability to perceive relative motion. Med Sci Monit. 2014 Sep 03; 20:1563-71. PMID: 25183375.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Passingham RE, Chung A, Goparaju B, Cowey A, Vaina LM. Using action understanding to understand the left inferior parietal cortex in the human brain. Brain Res. 2014 Sep 25; 1582:64-76. PMID: 25086203.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Goparaju B, Rana KD, Calabro FJ, Vaina LM. A computational study of whole-brain connectivity in resting state and task fMRI. Med Sci Monit. 2014 Jun 20; 20:1024-42. PMID: 24947491.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Vaina LM, Soloviev S, Calabro FJ, Buonanno F, Passingham R, Cowey A. Reorganization of retinotopic maps after occipital lobe infarction. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Jun; 26(6):1266-82. PMID: 24345177.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Rana KD, Vaina LM, Hämäläinen MS. A fast statistical significance test for baseline correction and comparative analysis in phase locking. Front Neuroinform. 2013; 7:3. PMID: 23919088.
    Citations: 2     
  23. Calabro FJ, Vaina LM. Interaction of cortical networks mediating object motion detection by moving observers. Exp Brain Res. 2012 Aug; 221(2):177-89. PMID: 22811215.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Vaina LM, Chubb C. Dissociation of first- and second-order motion systems by perceptual learning. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2012 Jul; 74(5):1009-19. PMID: 22477056.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Calabro FJ, Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. Different motion cues are used to estimate time-to-arrival for frontoparallel and looming trajectories. Vision Res. 2011 Dec 08; 51(23-24):2378-85. PMID: 22056519.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Beardsley SA, Sikoglu EM, Hecht H, Vaina LM. Global flow impacts time-to-passage judgments based on local motion cues. Vision Res. 2011 Aug 15; 51(16):1880-7. PMID: 21763711.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Vaina LM, Dumoulin SO. Neuropsychological evidence for three distinct motion mechanisms. Neurosci Lett. 2011 May 16; 495(2):102-6. PMID: 21440602.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Calabro FJ, Rana KD, Vaina LM. Two mechanisms for optic flow and scale change processing of looming. J Vis. 2011 Mar 08; 11(3). PMID: 21385865.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Calabro FJ, Soto-Faraco S, Vaina LM. Acoustic facilitation of object movement detection during self-motion. Proc Biol Sci. 2011 Sep 22; 278(1719):2840-7. PMID: 21307050; PMCID: PMC3145189.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Wagenaar RC, Sapir I, Zhang Y, Markovic S, Vaina LM, Little TD. Continuous monitoring of functional activities using wearable, wireless gyroscope and accelerometer technology. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:4844-7. PMID: 22255423.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Calabro FJ, Vaina LM. A computerized perimeter for assessing modality-specific visual field loss. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:2025-8. PMID: 22254733.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Rana KD, Caldwell B, Vaina LM. A method for selecting an efficient diagnostic protocol for classification of perceptive and cognitive impairments in neurological patients. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:1129-32. PMID: 22254513.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Calabro FJ, Vaina LM. Population anisotropy in area MT explains a perceptual difference between near and far disparity motion segmentation. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Jan; 105(1):200-8. PMID: 21068268.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  34. Sikoglu EM, Calabro FJ, Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. Integration mechanisms for heading perception. Seeing Perceiving. 2010; 23(3):197-221. PMID: 20529443.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Vaina LM, Sikoglu EM, Soloviev S, LeMay M, Squatrito S, Pandiani G, Cowey A. Functional and anatomical profile of visual motion impairments in stroke patients correlate with fMRI in normal subjects. J Neuropsychol. 2010 Sep; 4(Pt 2):121-45. PMID: 19818210.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Goldenholz DM, Ahlfors SP, Hämäläinen MS, Sharon D, Ishitobi M, Vaina LM, Stufflebeam SM. Mapping the signal-to-noise-ratios of cortical sources in magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Apr; 30(4):1077-86. PMID: 18465745.
    Citations: 81     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  37. Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. An effect of relative motion on trajectory discrimination. Vision Res. 2008 Mar; 48(8):1040-52. PMID: 18304601.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Cowey A, Campana G, Walsh V, Vaina LM. The role of human extra-striate visual areas V5/MT and V2/V3 in the perception of the direction of global motion: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Jun; 171(4):558-62. PMID: 16708244.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. Global motion mechanisms compensate local motion deficits in a patient with a bilateral occipital lobe lesion. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Sep; 173(4):724-32. PMID: 16673065.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Calabro FJ, Vaina LM. Stereo motion transparency processing implements an ecological smoothness constraint. Perception. 2006; 35(9):1219-32. PMID: 17120842.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Michels L, Lappe M, Vaina LM. Visual areas involved in the perception of human movement from dynamic form analysis. Neuroreport. 2005 Jul 13; 16(10):1037-41. PMID: 15973144.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Vaina LM, Cowey A, Jakab M, Kikinis R. Deficits of motion integration and segregation in patients with unilateral extrastriate lesions. Brain. 2005 Sep; 128(Pt 9):2134-45. PMID: 15975945.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. Psychophysical evidence for a radial motion bias in complex motion discrimination. Vision Res. 2005 Jun; 45(12):1569-86. PMID: 15781074.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. How can a patient blind to radial motion discriminate shifts in the center-of-motion? J Comput Neurosci. 2005 Jan-Feb; 18(1):55-66. PMID: 15789169.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Vaina LM, Gross CG. Perceptual deficits in patients with impaired recognition of biological motion after temporal lobe lesions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Nov 30; 101(48):16947-51. PMID: 15556997; PMCID: PMC534747.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Royden CS, Vaina LM. Is precise discrimination of low level motion needed for heading discrimination? Neuroreport. 2004 Apr 29; 15(6):1013-7. PMID: 15076725.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Vaina LM, Soloviev S. First-order and second-order motion: neurological evidence for neuroanatomically distinct systems. Prog Brain Res. 2004; 144:197-212. PMID: 14650850.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Vaina, Lucia M, Beardsley, s,, Rushton, S . Cognition. Optic Flow and Beyond. 2004; 507.
  49. Beardsley SA, Ward RL, Vaina LM. A neural network model of spiral-planar motion tuning in MSTd. Vision Res. 2003 Mar; 43(5):577-95. PMID: 12595004.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  50. Vaina LM, Gryzwacz NM, Saiviroonporn P, LeMay M, Bienfang DC, Cowey A. Can spatial and temporal motion integration compensate for deficits in local motion mechanisms? Neuropsychologia. 2003; 41(13):1817-36. PMID: 14527545.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Vaina LM, Cowey A, LeMay M, Bienfang DC, Kikinis R. Visual deficits in a patient with 'kaleidoscopic disintegration of the visual world'. Eur J Neurol. 2002 Sep; 9(5):463-77. PMID: 12220377.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Vaina LM, Solomon J, Chowdhury S, Sinha P, Belliveau JW. Functional neuroanatomy of biological motion perception in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Sep 25; 98(20):11656-61. PMID: 11553776; PMCID: PMC58785.
    Citations: 119     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. A laterally interconnected neural architecture in MST accounts for psychophysical discrimination of complex motion patterns. J Comput Neurosci. 2001 May-Jun; 10(3):255-80. PMID: 11443285.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  54. Vaina LM, Cowey A, Eskew RT, LeMay M, Kemper T. Regional cerebral correlates of global motion perception: evidence from unilateral cerebral brain damage. Brain. 2001 Feb; 124(Pt 2):310-21. PMID: 11157558.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  55. Vaina LM, Soloviev S, Bienfang DC, Cowey A. A lesion of cortical area V2 selectively impairs the perception of the direction of first-order visual motion. Neuroreport. 2000 Apr 07; 11(5):1039-44. PMID: 10790879.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Vaina LM, Rushton SK. What neurological patients tell us about the use of optic flow. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2000; 44:293-313. PMID: 10605651.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  57. Cowey A, Vaina LM. Blindness to form from motion despite intact static form perception and motion detection. Neuropsychologia. 2000; 38(5):566-78. PMID: 10689034.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Clifford CW, Vaina LM. Anomalous perception of coherence and transparency in moving plaid patterns. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 1999 Oct 25; 8(3):345-53. PMID: 10556610.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  59. Clifford CW, Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. The perception and discrimination of speed in complex motion. Vision Res. 1999 Jun; 39(13):2213-27. PMID: 10343803.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Vaina LM, Cowey A, Kennedy D. Perception of first- and second-order motion: separable neurological mechanisms? Hum Brain Mapp. 1999; 7(1):67-77. PMID: 9882091.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Clifford CW, Vaina LM. A computational model of selective deficits in first and second-order motion processing. Vision Res. 1999 Jan; 39(1):113-30. PMID: 10211400.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Beardsley SA, Vaina LM. Computational modelling of optic flow selectivity in MSTd neurons. Network. 1998 Nov; 9(4):467-93. PMID: 10221575.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  63. Vaina LM, Belliveau JW, des Roziers EB, Zeffiro TA. Neural systems underlying learning and representation of global motion. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Oct 13; 95(21):12657-62. PMID: 9770542; PMCID: PMC22887.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Vaina LM. Complex motion perception and its deficits. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1998 Aug; 8(4):494-502. PMID: 9751663.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  65. Burr DC, Morrone MC, Vaina LM. Large receptive fields for optic flow detection in humans. Vision Res. 1998 Jun; 38(12):1731-43. PMID: 9797952.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Liu Z, Vaina LM. Simultaneous learning of motion discrimination in two directions. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 1998 Apr; 6(4):347-9. PMID: 9593989.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  67. Clifford CW, Freedman JN, Vaina LM. First- and second-order motion perception in Gabor micropattern stimuli: psychophysics and computational modelling. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 1998 Apr; 6(4):263-71. PMID: 9593930.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  68. Vaina LM, Makris N, Kennedy D, Cowey A. The selective impairment of the perception of first-order motion by unilateral cortical brain damage. Vis Neurosci. 1998 Mar-Apr; 15(2):333-48. PMID: 9605533.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Vaina LM, Cowey A. Impairment of the perception of second order motion but not first order motion in a patient with unilateral focal brain damage. Proc Biol Sci. 1996 Sep 22; 263(1374):1225-32. PMID: 8858874.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Sundareswaran V, Vaina LM. Adaptive computational models of fast learning of motion direction discrimination. Biol Cybern. 1996 Apr; 74(4):319-29. PMID: 8936383.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  71. Morrone MC, Burr DC, Vaina LM. Two stages of visual processing for radial and circular motion. Nature. 1995 Aug 10; 376(6540):507-9. PMID: 7637781.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Vaina LM, Sundareswaran V, Harris JG. Learning to ignore: psychophysics and computational modeling of fast learning of direction in noisy motion stimuli. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 1995 Jul; 2(3):155-63. PMID: 7580397.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  73. Vaina LM, Grzywacz NM, Kikinis R. Segregation of computations underlying perception of motion discontinuity and coherence. Neuroreport. 1994 Nov 21; 5(17):2289-94. PMID: 7881048.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Vaina LM. Functional segregation of color and motion processing in the human visual cortex: clinical evidence. Cereb Cortex. 1994 Sep-Oct; 4(5):555-72. PMID: 7833656.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Lucia M. Vaina. From the Retina to the Neocortex. 1991.
  76. Vaina LM, Lemay M, Bienfang DC, Choi AY, Nakayama K. Intact "biological motion" and "structure from motion" perception in a patient with impaired motion mechanisms: a case study. Vis Neurosci. 1990 Oct; 5(4):353-69. PMID: 2265150.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Vaina LM, Zlateva SD. The largest convex patches: a boundary-based method for obtaining object parts. Biol Cybern. 1990; 62(3):225-36. PMID: 2302431.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  78. Vaina LM. Selective impairment of visual motion interpretation following lesions of the right occipito-parietal area in humans. Biol Cybern. 1989; 61(5):347-59. PMID: 2790066.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  79. Vaina L, Bennour Y. A computational approach to visual recognition of arm movements. Percept Mot Skills. 1985 Feb; 60(1):203-28. PMID: 3982933.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Marr D, Vaina L. Representation and recognition of the movements of shapes. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1982 Mar 22; 214(1197):501-24. PMID: 6127693.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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