Mariagrazia Popeo

PhD Student
PhD Candidate

Research Lines

Neural Computation





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
  • Testa C., Evangelisti S., Popeo M.iit, Zanigni S., Gramegna L.L., Fantazzini P., Tonon C., Manners D.N., Lodi R.

    The effect of diffusion gradient direction number on corticospinal tractography in the human brain: an along-tract analysis

    Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 30, (no. 3), pp. 265-280
  • Popeo M.iit, Caffini M., Bifone A.iit, Vallortigara G.

    Use of fNIRS to study functional connectivity in the newborn brain: a source-space data analysis approach

    10 Years of mind/brain science at the University of Trento
  • 2016
  • Popeo M.iit, Caffini M., Bifone A.iit, Vallortigara G.

    Probe design for fNIRS studies of the newborn brain

    CogEvo - Rovereto Workshop on cognition and evolution