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Marco Cascella

Istituto Nazionale Tumori - Fondazione 'G. Pascale'


Spatial memory navigation Memory Mapping Connectivity research Anatomical and functional mapping Cell lines Animal models Alzheimer's disease Cognitive training Postoperative cognitive decline epilepsy posttraumatic stress disorder schizophrenia depression neurophysiology and neuroplasticity

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Hippocampus is located within the brain's medial temporal lobe and is encompassed among the limbic system, which regulates emotions. It is one of the most studied parts of the brain for centuries as studies dating back over 400 years.
Functionally, the hippocampus is associated mainly with memory, in particular, long-term memory. Moreover, the organ also plays an important role in the spatial memory that enables navigation (spatial navigation) and is involved in the process of mapping moments in temporally organized experiences (spatial and temporal aspects of memory). However, the hippocampus appears to be a sort of ‘heart of the brain’ and is involved in the regulation of a large number of functions. To this regard, indeed, it has been demonstrated that hippocampal-induced low-frequency activities are the expression of diffuse connectivity to different brain areas.

Hippocampal degeneration is the most obvious feature of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and results in symptoms of deteriorating cognitive functions, olfactory impairments, and emotional deficits. Furthermore, this brain region is involved in other neurological and psychological/psychiatric diseases (e.g., depression).
This book will explore several aspects of the research on the hippocampus and will be a valuable resource for students, clinicians, and researchers who want to learn more about this fascinating field of neuroscience. 

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Date completed: September 23rd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 26th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 13th 2020

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Marco Cascella

Istituto Nazionale Tumori - Fondazione 'G. Pascale'

Marco Cascella, MD, works in the Department of Anesthesia Pain Medicine and Supportive Care at the National Cancer Institute, Fondazione 'G. Pascale” – IRCCS, Naples, Italy, where he is involved in conducting clinical and pre-clinical research projects in anesthesia and pain medicine. He is also Professor of Physiology on the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques at the Faculty of Medicine, University 'Federico II”, Naples, and Professor of Anesthesia, and Pneumology on the Degree Course of School of Nursing at the same University. Dr. Cascella graduated in Medicine and Surgery with honors, in 1997, at the Second University of Naples and then undertook postgraduate studies in anesthesia and intensive care, gaining his doctorate in 2001. He is a member of the expert committee in cancer pain and palliative care of the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Reanimation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI). He acts as research editor for the Italian Ministry of Health and is an editorial board member of several medical journals. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences and conventions and is the author of about 100 scientific publications, books, book chapters, etc. in the fields of anesthesia, pathophysiology, treatment of pain, oncology, and palliative care.

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