Grants and Awards
Dr. Pierfilippo De Sanctis,
PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory was one of five
recipients of the Resnick Gerontology Center Pilot Grant
award Program in Aging-Related Research “Performance-modulated
differences in prefrontal cortex activitation during task switching in an
The Einstein-Montefiore Resnick Gerontology
Center sponsors a competitive award program supporting intramural research related to aging.
Sensory Processing and Integration in Autism
In this project electrophysiological and behavioral measures of multisensory integration (MSI) processing are made in children with ASD and healthy control children. The purpose is to test the hypothesis that multisensory processing does not operate optimally in children with ASD. In addition to testing this hypothesis, under this project we will chart the developmental trajectory of multisensory processing in typically developing children from the ages of 6 to 16. This can then serve as a reference point for typical MSI for developmental studies testing hypotheses of atypical MSI.
Wallace Research Foundation
Electrophysiological Assessment of Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration in Sensory Processing Disorder
This current program of research will test the hypothesis that children classified with a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) exhibit abnormal neural processing of sensory inputs, and that this is seen during very early stages of sensory processing (<150 ms post stimulus onset).
National Science Foundation
The Neurophysiology of Attentional Deployment
To establish the dynamics of attentional deployment with a particular emphasis on anticipatory suppression, and in turn, to establish how such deployments affect subsequent sensory processing.
The neurophysiology of violence in schizophrenia
To develop a framework to understand neurobiological impairments associated with violent behavior in patients with schizophrenia and to compare these to impairments present in violent psychopathic individuals and non-violent patients with schizophrenia.
Unilever Research and Design
The Role of Theanine in Maintaining Vigilance: Knowing when to put the brakes on
To investigate the effects of theanine on maintaining attentional deployment mechanisms as indexed by alpha-band oscillatory processes.