Kinesiology and Motor Control Lab


 *corresponding author in bold.



Cohen EJ*, Righi G, Conti C, De Santis C, Sciarrone G, Del Popolo G (2022) Quantification of hand functional recovery in spinal cord injury patients. J Spinal Cord Med. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2022.2066384.


Sorgente V, Cohen EJ, Bravi R*, Minciacchi D* (2022). The Best of Two Different Visual Instructions in Improving Precision Ball-Throwing and Standing Long Jump Performances in Primary School Children. J Funct Morphol Kinesiol. 7(1), 8. doi: 10.3390/jfmk7010008.




Sorgente V, Cohen EJ, Bravi R*, Minciacchi D* (2021). Crosstalk between Gross and Fine Motor Domains during Late Childhood: The Influence of Gross Motor Training on Fine Motor Performances in Primary School Children. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 18(21):11387. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182111387.


Cohen EJ, Wei K, Minciacchi D* (2021). Examining Modifications of Execution Strategies During a Continuous Task. Sci Rep. 11:4829. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-84369-5.


Cohen EJ*, Bravi R, Minciacchi D (2021). Assessing the Development of Fine Motor Control in Elementary School Children Using Drawing and Tracing Tasks. Percept Mot Skills. doi:10.1177/0031512521990358


Quarta E, Bravi R, Minciacchi D, Cohen EJ* (2021) Circle drawing and tracing dataset for evaluation of fine motor control. Data in Brief. 35:106763 doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.106763.


Bravi R*, Caputo S, Jayousi S, Martinelli A, Biotti L, Nannini I, Cohen EJ, Quarta E, Grasso S, Lucchesi G, Righi G, Del Popolo G, Mucchi L*, Minciacchi D (2021). An Inertial Measurement Unit-Based Wireless System for Shoulder Motion Assessment in Patients with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Validation Pilot Study in a Clinical Setting. Sensors. 21(4):1057. doi: 10.3390/s21041057.




Quarta E, Cohen EJ, Bravi R, Minciacchi D* (2020) Future Portrait of the Athletic Brain: Mechanistic Understanding of Human Sport Performance Via Animal Neurophysiology of Motor Behavior. Front Sys Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2020.596200.


Benedetti V, Gavazzi G, Giovannelli F, Bravi R, Giganti F, Minciacchi D, Mascalchi M, Cincotta M, Viggiano MP* (2020) Mouse tracking to explore motor inhibition processes in go/no-go and stop signal tasks. Brain Sci, 10 (7), art. no. 464, pp. 1-15. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10070464.


Minciacchi D*, Rosenboom D, Bravi R, Cohen EJ (2020) Editorial: Sonification, Perceptualizing Biological Information. Front Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00550.




Cohen EJ, Wei K, Minciacchi D* (2019) Visuomotor perturbation in a continuous circle tracing task: novel approach for quantifying motor adaptation. Sci Rep. 9:18679. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-55241-4.


Bravi R*, Ioannou CI, Minciacchi D, Altenmüller E (2019) Assessment of the effects of Kinesiotaping on musical motor performance in musicians suffering from focal hand dystonia: a pilot study. Clin Rehabil, 33 (10), pp. 1636-1648. doi: 10.1177/0269215519852408




Bravi R, Cohen EJ, Martinelli A, Gottard A, Minciacchi D* (2018) The Less You are, the More You are Helped: Effect of Kinesio Tape on Temporal Coordination. Int J Sports Med. doi: 10.1055/a-0668-0041.


Cohen EJ, Bravi R, Bagni MA, Minciacchi D* (2018) Precision in drawing and tracing tasks: Different measures for different aspects of fine motor control. Hum Mov Sci. 61:177-188. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2018.08.004.


Quarta E, Fulgenzi G, Bravi R, Cohen EJ, Yanpallewar S, Tessarollo L, Minciacchi D* (2018) Deletion of the endogenous TrkB.T1 receptor isoform restores the number of hippocampal CA1 parvalbumin-positive neurons and rescues long-term potentiation in pre-symptomatic mSOD1(G93A) ALS mice. Mol Cell Neurosci. 89:33-41. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2018.03.010.


Cohen EJ, Bravi R, Minciacchi D* (2018) The effect of fidget spinners on fine motor control. Sci Rep. 8(1):3144. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21529-0.




Cohen EJ, Bravi R, Minciacchi D* (2017) 3D Reconstruction of Human Movement in a Single Projection by Dynamic Marker Scaling. PLoS One. 12(10):e0186443. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186443.


Bravi R, Cohen EJ, Martinelli A, Gottard A, Minciacchi D* (2017) When Non-Dominant is Better than Dominant: Kinesiotape Modulates Asymmetries in Timed Performance during a Synchronization-Continuation Task. Front Integr Neurosci. 11:21. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2017.00021.


Cohen EJ, Quarta E, Bravi R, Granato A, Minciacchi D* (2017) Neural Plasticity and Network Remodeling: From Concepts to Pathology. Neuroscience. 344:326-345. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.12.048.




Bravi R, Cohen EJ, Quarta E, Martinelli A, Minciacchi D* (2016) Effect of Direction and Tension of Kinesio Taping Application on Sensorimotor Coordination. Int J Sports Med 37: 1–6. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-109777.




Cohen EJ, Quarta E, Fulgenzi G, Minciacchi D* (2015) Acetylcholine, GABA and neuronal networks: a working hypothesis for compensations in the dystrophic brain. Brain Res Bull 110:1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2014.10.004.


Quarta E, Bravi R, Scambi I, Mariotti R, Minciacchi D* (2015) Increased anxiety-like behavior and selective learning impairments are concomitant to loss of hippocampal interneurons in the presymptomatic SOD1(G93A) ALS mouse model. J Comp Neurol, 523 (11), pp. 1622-1638. doi: 10.1002/cne.23759


Bravi R, Quarta E, Del Tongo C, Carbonaro N, Tognetti A, Minciacchi D* (2015) Music, clicks, and their imaginations favor differently the event-based timing component for rhythmic movements. Exp Brain Res, 233 (6), pp. 1945-1961. doi: 10.1007/s00221-015-4267-z




Bravi R, Quarta E, Cohen EJ, Gottard A, Minciacchi D* (2014) A little elastic for a better performance: kinesiotaping of the motor effector modulates neural mechanisms for rhythmic movements. Front Syst Neurosci 8: 181. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00181.


Bravi R, Del Tongo C, Cohen EJ, Dalle Mura G, Tognetti A, Minciacchi D* (2014) Modulation of isochronous movements in a flexible environment: links between motion and auditory experience. Exp Brain Res 232: 1663-1675. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-3845-9.





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