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PIETRO MAZZONI, MD, PHD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
B.S., University of California, San Diego (Physics)
M.D., Harvard University
Ph.D., MIT (Systems Neuroscience)
Neurology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
Movement Disorders, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (Neurology)
- Brain mechanisms responsible for control of limb and eye movements, specifically visuomotor coordination, and motor learning.
- Effects of movement disorders such as Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease on visuomotor coordination and motor learning.
- Brain mechanisms for compensation for neurodegeneration of motor systems in the early stages of Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, dystonia, tics, myoclonus, tardive dyskinesia.
Learning not to generalize: modular adaptation of visuomotor gain (2010). Pearson TS, Krakauer JW, Mazzoni P. Journal of Neurophysiology. 103: 2938-2952. Read Comment.
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) with myoclonus. (2010) Poston KL, McGovern RA, Goldman JS, Caccappolo E, Mazzoni P. Movement Disorders 25: 514-516.
Parallel explicit and implicit control of reaching (2009). Mazzoni P, Wexler N. PLOS One 4(10): e7557. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007557
Why don't we move faster? Parkinson's disease, movement vigor, and implicit motivation (2007). Mazzoni P, Hristova A, Krakauer JW. Journal of Neuroscience. July; 27(27):7105-16. Read Comment.
Generalization of Motor Learning Depends on the History of Prior Action (2006). Krakauer JW, Mazzoni P, Ghazizadeh, A., Ravindran, R., Shadmehr, R. PLoS Biology. October; 4(10): e316.
An Implicit Plan Overrides an Explicit Strategy during Visuomotor Adaptation (2006). Mazzoni P, Krakauer JW. Journal of Neuroscience. April 5; 26(14): 3642-5.
Huntington's Disease (2003). Grove M, Vonsattel JP, Mazzoni P, et al. Science of Aging Knowledge Environment. October 29; (43):dn3.
Merritt's Neurology Handbook (2001). Mazzoni P, Rowland LP (eds.). Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2001.
Intracerebral Aneurysms in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Case Report and Literature Review (2000). Mazzoni P, Chiriboga CA, Millar, WS, Rogers A. Pediatric Neurology. 23: 252-255.
Effect of Reversible Inactivation of Macaque Lateral Intraparietal Area on Visual and Memory Saccades (1999). Li CR, Mazzoni P, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 81:1827-1838.
Eye-centered, Head-centered, and Intermediate Coding of Remembered Sound Locations in Area LIP (1996). Stricanne B, Andersen RA, Mazzoni, P. Journal of Neurophysiology. 76(3):2071-2076.
Motor Intention Activity in the Macaque's Lateral Intraparietal Area. I. Dissociation of Motor Plan from Sensory Memory (1996). Mazzoni P, Bracewell RM, Barash S, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 76(3):1439-1456.
Motor Intention Activity in the Macaque's Lateral Intraparietal Area. II. Changes of Motor Plan. (1996). Bracewell RM, Mazzoni P, Barash S, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 76(3):1457-1464.
Spatially Tuned Auditory Responses in Area LIP of Macaques Performing Delayed Memory Saccades to Acoustic Targets (1996). Mazzoni P, Bracewell RM, Barash S, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 75(3):1233-1241.
A More Biologically Plausible Learning Rule for Neural Networks (1991). Mazzoni P, Andersen RA, Jordan MI. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 88:4433-4437.
A More Biologically Plausible Learning Rule than Backpropagation Applied to a Network Model of Cortical Area 7a. (1991). Mazzoni P, Andersen RA, Jordan MI. Cerebral Cortex. 1:293-307.
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