Publications

I published 23 peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters: they describe behavioral, neurofunctional and neurophysiological studies that apply fMRI, non-invasive brain stimulation, electromyography and body motion capture.

PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
Sacheli LM, Zapparoli L, Bonandrini R, Preti M, Pelosi C, Sconfienza LM, Banfi G, Paulesu E (2020). How aging affects the premotor control of lower limb movements in simulated gait. Hum Brain Mapp. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24919 [Epub ahead of print]
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Sacheli LM, Verga C, Arcangeli E, Banfi G, Tettamanti M, Paulesu E (2019). How task interactivity shapes action observation. Cereb Cortex 29(12), 5302-5314
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Curioni A, Sacheli LM (2019). The role of social learning and socio-cognitive skills in sensorimotor communication: Comment on “The body talks: Sensorimotor communication and its brain and kinematic signatures” by Pezzulo et al. Phys Life Rev 28, 24-27
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Gandolfo M, Era V, Tieri G, Sacheli LM, Candidi M (2019). Interactor's body shape does not affect visuo-motor interference effects during motor coordination. Acta Psychol 196:42-50
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Sacheli LM, Meyer M, Hartstra E, Bekkering H, Hunnius S (2019). How preschoolers and adults represent their joint action partner's behavior. Psychol Res 83(5), 863-877
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Sacheli LM, Zapparoli L, Preti M, De Santis C, Pelosi C, Ursino N, Zerbi A, Stucovitz E, Banfi G, Paulesu E (2018). A functional limitation to the lower limbs affects the neural bases of motor imagery of gait. Neuroimage Clin. 20, 177-187
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Era V, Candidi M, Gandolfo M, Sacheli LM, Aglioti SM (2018). Inhibition of left anterior Intraparietal Sulcus shows that mutual adjustment marks dyadic joint-actions in humans. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 13(5), 492-500
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Sacheli LM, Arcangeli E, Paulesu E (2018). Evidence for a dyadic motor plan in joint action. Sci Rep 8, 5027
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Sacheli LM, Tieri G, Aglioti SM, Candidi M (2018). Transitory Inhibition of the Left Anterior Intraparietal Sulcus Impairs Joint Actions: A Continuous Theta-Burst Stimulation Study. J Cogn Neurosci 30(5), 737-751
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Candidi M, Sacheli LM, Era V, Canzano L, Tieri G, Aglioti SM (2017). Come together: human–avatar on-line interactions boost joint-action performance in apraxic patients. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 12(11), 1793-1802.
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Sacheli LM, Zapparoli L, De Santis C, Preti M, Pelosi C, Ursino N, Zerbi A, Banfi G, Paulesu E (2017). Mental steps: Differential activation of internal pacemakers in motor imagery and in mental imitation of gait. Hum Brain Mapp 30(10), 5195-5216. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23725
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Curioni A, Minio-Pauluello I., Sacheli LM, Candidi M, Aglioti SM (2017). Autistic traits affect interpersonal motor coordination by modulating strategic use of role-based behaviour. Mol Autism 8 (1), 23
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Van Schiack J*, Sacheli LM*, Bekkering H, Toni I, Aglioti SM (2017). Measuring Mimicry: General Corticospinal Facilitation During Observation of Naturalistic Behaviour. Eur J Neurosci 46(2), 1828-1836 (*shared first authorship)
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Sacheli LM, Candidi M, Era V, Aglioti SM (2015). Causative role of left aIPS in coding shared goals during human–avatar complementary joint actions. Nat Comm 6, 7544
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Candidi M, Curioni A, Donnarumma F, Sacheli LM, Pezzulo G (2015). Interactional Leader-Follower sensorimotor communication strategies during repetitive joint actions. J R Soc Interface 12(110), 1-12
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Sacheli LM, Aglioti SM and Candidi M (2015). Social cues to joint actions: the role of shared goals. Front Psychol 6, 1034
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Candidi M, Sacheli LM, Aglioti SM (2015). From Muscles Synergies and Individual Goals to Interpersonal Synergies and Shared Goals: mirror neurons and interpersonal action hierarchies: comment on Grasping synergies: A motor-control approach to the mirror neuron mechanism by A. D'Ausilio et al. Phys Life Rev 12, 126-8
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Sacheli LM, Christensen A, Giese MA, Taubert N, Pavone EF, Aglioti SM, Candidi M (2015). Prejudiced interactions: implicit racial bias reduces predictive simulation during joint action with an outgroup avatar. Sci Rep 5, 8507
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Candidi M, Sacheli LM, Mega I, Aglioti SM (2014). Somatotopic mapping of piano fingering errors in sensorimotor experts: TMS studies in pianists and visually trained musically naïves. Cer Cortex 24(2), 435-43
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Sacheli LM, Tidoni E, Pavone EF, Aglioti SM, Candidi M (2013). Kinematics fingerprints of leader and follower role-taking during cooperative joint actions. Exp Brain Res 226(4), 473-86
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Sacheli LM, Candidi M, Pavone EF, Tidoni E, Aglioti SM (2012). And yet they act together: interpersonal prception modulates visuo-motor interference and mutual adjustments during a joint-grasping task. PLoS One 7(11), e50223
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Berlingeri M, Sacheli L, Danelli L, Ferri F, Traficante D, Basilico S, Sberna M, Sterzi R, Bottini G, Paulesu E (2010). Neurofunctional and neuromorphological evidence of the lack of compensation in pathological aging. Behav Neurol 23(4), 185-7
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Berlingeri M, Bottini G, Danelli L, Ferri F, Traficante D, Sacheli L, Colombo N, Sberna M, Sterzi R, Scialfa G, Paulesu E (2010). With time on our side. Task-dependent compensatory processes in graceful aging”. Exp Brain Res 205(3), 307-24
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BOOK CHAPTERS
Sacheli LM, Aglioti SM, Candidi M (2015). Neural underpinnings of anticipatory action perception in expert brains. In Ferrari PF and Rizzolatti G, New Frontiers in Mirror Neuron Research, Oxford University Press.
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Aglioti SM, Candidi M, Sacheli LM (2015). La stimolazione cerebrale non-invasiva nelle neuroscienze cognitive e sociali. In Bolognini N and Vallar G, Stimolare il cervello, Il Mulino, Bologna.
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