Mariagrazia Popeo

PhD Candidate



My research activity is focused on inception and development of brain functional connectivity in newborns. 

In my project I will make use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), a non-invasive method for the study of brain function, in combination with graph theoretical analysis, to study functional connectivity in infants, and to elucidate the principles the govern the evolution of functional connectivity networks during early life.

iit Publications

2017 The effect of diffusion gradient direction number on corticospinal tractography in the human brain: an along-tract analysis
2017 Use of fNIRS to study functional connectivity in the newborn brain: a source-space data analysis approach
2016 Probe design for fNIRS studies of the newborn brain