EDUCATION AND CAREER
Medical Doctor, University of Milan, School of Medicine.
Post Graduate School of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Milan.
‘Ricercatore confermato’ in Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Milan.
‘Ricercatore confermato’ in Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Milan.
Associate Professor in Psychology (Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology), Department of Psychology, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’.
Present position: Full Professor in Psychology (Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology), Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca.
Neurolinguistics and Cognitive neuropsychology: Agrammatism; Mental representation of grammatical classes; Morphology and the mental lexicon; Reading and Spelling disorders. Language rehabilitation: Morphology and syntax; Written language; Apraxia of speech. History of the Neurosciences: History of aphasiology; History of neuropsychology.
Teacher of the courses: Experimental Neuropsychology; Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Teacher of Neuropsychology, Post Graduate School of Specialization in Neurosychology.
MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
out of a total of 130 papers appeared in scientific journals and 46 books or book chapters
• Crepaldi D., Berlingeri M., Cattinelli I., Borghese N.A., Luzzatti C. & Paulesu E. (2013) “Clustering the lexicon in the brain: a meta-analysis of the neurofunctional evidence on noun and verb processing”, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 7, Article 303, pp. 1-15;
• Marelli M. & Luzzatti C. (2012) “Frequency effects in the processing of Italian nominal compounds: Modulation of headedness and semantic transparency”, Journal of Memory and Language, Vol. 66, pp. 644-664;
• Bazzini A., Zonca G., Craca A., Cafforio E., Cellamare F., Guarnaschelli C., Felicetti G. & Luzzatti C. (2012) “Rehabilitation of argument structure deficits in aphasia”, Aphasiology, Vol. 26, pp. 1440-1460;
• Crepaldi D., Berlingeri M., Paulesu E. & Luzzatti C. (2011) “A place for nouns and a place for verbs? A critical review of neurocognitive data on grammatical class effects”, Brain and Language, Vol. 116, pp. 33-49;
• Angelelli P., Notarnicola A., Judica A., Zoccolotti P. & Luzzatti C. (2010) “Spelling impairments in Italian dyslexic children: Phenomenological changes in primary school”, Cortex, Vol. 46, pp. 1299-1311;
• Marinelli C.V., Angelelli P., Notarnicola A. & Luzzatti C. (2009) “Do Italian dyslexic children use the lexical reading route efficiently? An orthographic judgment tas”, Reading and Writing, Vol. 22, pp. 333-351;
• Berlingeri M., Crepaldi D., Roberti R., Scialfa G., Luzzatti C. & Paulesu, E. (2007) “Nouns and verbs in the brain: Grammatical class and task specific effects as revealed by fMRI”, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Vol. 25, pp. 528-558;
• Toraldo A., Cattani B., Zonca G., Saletta P. & Luzzatti C. (2006) “Reading disorders in a language with shallow orthography: A multiple single-case study in Italian”, Aphasiology, Vol. 20, pp. 823-850;
• Aggujaro S., Crepaldi D., Pistarini C., Taricco M. & Luzzatti C. (2006) “Neuro-anatomical correlates of impaired retrieval of verbs and, nouns: Interaction of grammatical class, imageability and actionality”, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Vol. 19, pp. 175-194;
• Crepaldi D., Aggujaro S., Arduino L.S., Zonca G., Ghirardi G., Inzaghi M.G., Colombo M., Chierchia G. & Luzzatti C. (2006) “Noun-verb dissociation in aphasia: The role of imageability and functional locus of the lesion”, Neuropsychologia, Vol. 44, pp. 73-89;
• Luzzatti C., Laiacona M. & Agazzi D. (2003) “Multiple patterns of writing disorders in dementia of the Alzheimer type and their evolution”, Neuropsychologia, Vol. 41, pp. 759-772;
• Luzzatti C., Raggi R., Zonca G., Pistarini C., Contardi A. & Pinna G.D. (2002) “Verb-noun double dissociation in aphasic lexical impairments: The role of word frequency and imageability”, Brain and Language, Vol. 81, pp. 432-444;
• Semenza C., Luzzatti C. & Carabelli S. (1997) “Morphological representation of compound nouns: A study on Italian aphasic patients”, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Vol. 10, pp. 33-43;
• Luzzatti C. & De Bleser R. (1996) “Morphological processing in Italian agrammatic speakers: Eight experiments in lexical morphology”, Brain and Language, Vol. 54, pp. 26-74;
• Luzzatti C. & Davidoff J. (1994) “Impaired retrieval of object-color knowledge with preserved color naming” Neuropsychologia, Vol. 32, pp. 933-950 (citazioni 49);
• Lonzi L. & Luzzatti C. (1991) “Relevance of adverb distribution for the analysis of sentence representation in agrammatic patients”, Brain and Language, Vol. 45, pp. 306-317;
• Luzzatti C., Vecchi T., Agazzi D., Cesa-Bianchi M. & Vergani C. (1988) “A neurological dissociation between preserved visual and impaired spatial processing in mental imagery”, Cortex, Vol. 34, pp. 461-469;
• Poeck K. & Luzzatti C. (1988) “Slowly progressive aphasia in three patients: the problem of accompanying neuropsychological deficit”, Brain, Vol. 111, 151-168;
• Bisiach E., Capitani E., Luzzatti C. & Perani D. (1981) “Brain and conscious representation of outside reality”, Neuropsychologia, Vol. 19, pp. 543-551;
• Basso A., Capitani E., Luzzatti C. & Spinnler H.R. (1981) “Intelligence and left-hemisphere disease: the role of aphasia, apraxia and size of lesion”, Brain, Vol. 104, 721-734;
• Basso A., Bisiach E. & Luzzatti C. (1980) “Loss of mental-imagery: a case study”, Neuropsychologia, Vol. 18, pp. 435-442;
• Bisiach E., Luzzatti C. & Perani D. (1979) “Unilateral neglect, representational schema and consciousness”, Brain, Vol. 102, pp.v609-618;
• Bisiach E. & Luzzatti C. (1978) “Unilateral neglect of representational space”, Cortex, Vol. 14, 129-133.