alessana

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Academic interests

  • Cognitive and system neuroscience
  • Brain states (wakefulness, sleep, anesthesia)
  • Visual system 
  • Learning and memory
  • Neuronal plasticity and critical preriod
  • Synaptic transmission

Background

  • 2007-2010: Master in Cognitive Neuroscience at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, IT
  • 2010-2014: Phd in Physiology at University of Milan, IT
  • 2014-2016: Postdoc at Neurobiology of Learning Lab, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, IT
  • 2016-today: Postdoc at Brain Signaling Unit, University of Oslo, NO

Publications

  • Ferro, Mattia; Lamanna, Jacopo; Ripamonti, Maddalena; Racchetti, Gabriella; Arena, Alessandro; Spadini, Sara; Montesano, Giovanni; Cortese, Riccardo; Zimarino, Vincenzo & Malgaroli, Antonio (2017). Functional mapping of brain synapses by the enriching activity-marker SynaptoZip. Nature Communications.  ISSN 2041-1723. 8(1). doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01335-4
  • Arena, Alessandro; Lamanna Jacopo; Gemma Marco; Ripamonti Maddalena; Ravasio Giuliano; Zimarino Vincenzo; De Vitis Assunta; Beretta Luigi & Malgaroli Antonio (2016). Linear transformation of the encoding mechanism for light-intensity underlies the paradoxical enhancement of cortical visual responses by sevoflurane. The Journal of Physiology. 595(1). doi: 10.1113/JP272215
  • Montesano, Giovanni; Belfiore, Marcello; Ripamonti, Maddalena; Arena, Alessandro; Lamanna, Jacopo; Ferro, Mattia; Zimarino, Vincenzo; Ambrosi, Alessandro & Malgaroli Antonio (2015). Effects of the Concomitant Activation of ON and OFF Retinal Ganglion Cells on the Visual Thalamus: Evidence for an Enhanced Recruitment of GABAergic Cells. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 9. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2015.00077
  • Arena, Alessandro; Juel, Bjørn Erik; Comolatti, Renzo; Thon, Sarah & Storm, Johan Frederik (2022). Capacity for consciousness under ketamine anaesthesia is selectively associated with activity in posteromedial cortex in rats. Neuroscience of Consciousness. ISSN 2057-2107. 2022(1), p. 1–15. doi: 10.1093/nc/niac004. Full text in Research Archive
  • Arena, Alessandro; Juel, Bjørn Erik; Comolatti, Renzo; Thon, Sarah Kriebel & Storm, Johan (2021). Does the posteromedial cortex play a primary role for the capacity for consciousness in rats? bioRxiv. ISSN 2692-8205. doi: 10.1101/2021.01.22.427747.
  • Arena, Alessandro; Comolatti, Renzo; Thon, Sarah Kriebel; Casali, Adenauer G. & Storm, Johan Frederik (2021). General Anesthesia Disrupts Complex Cortical Dynamics in Response to Intracranial Electrical Stimulation in Rats. eNeuro. ISSN 2373-2822. 8(4). doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0343-20.2021. Full text in Research Archive
  • Arena, Alessandro; Thon, Sarah; Casali, Adenauer Girardi & Storm, Johan Frederik (2020). General anaesthesia disrupts complex cortical dynamics in response to intracranial electrical stimulation in rats. BioRxiv. ISSN 0362-4331. doi: 10.1101/2020.02.25.964056.
  • Ferro, Mattia; Lamanna, Jacopo; Ripamonti, Maddalena; Racchetti, Gabriella; Arena, Alessandro & Spadini, Sara [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2017). Functional mapping of brain synapses by the enriching activity-marker SynaptoZip. Nature Communications. ISSN 2041-1723. 8(1). doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01335-4. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Arena, Alessandro; Comolatti, Renzo; Casali, Adenauer G. & Storm, Johan F. (2018). Cortical complexity and cause‐effect power are reduced by general anesthesia compared to wakefulness in rats.
  • Pigorini, Andrea; Arena, Alessandro; Barbero Castillo, A.; Wolff, A.; Galluzzi, A. & Raimondo, F. [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2018). Consciousness and brain complexity: a multi-scale exploration across species and model .
  • Arena, Alessandro; Comolatti, Renzo; Casali, Adenauer G. & Storm, Johan F. (2018). A New Approach For Assessing Perturbational Complexity In Rats.
  • Arena, Alessandro (2018). Conscious vs. unconscious brain states in rodents.
  • Nilsen, Andre Sevenius; Arena, Alessandro; Juel, Bjørn Erik; Storm, Johan Frederik; Murphy, Ricardo & Hu, Hua [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Forsknigstorget: Hvordan kan hjernen skape bevissthet.
  • Arena, Alessandro (2017). Toward exploration of cortical complexity in rats.
  • Arena, Alessandro & Storm, Johan Frederik (2017). TOWARD THE EXPLORATION OF COMPLEXITY IN RATS.

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