Rocco Palumbo, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

Dr. Palumbo earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Chieti, Italy. After spending 12 months as a visiting student at Brandeis University, he started his postdoctoral fellowship at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Palumbo background focused in monitoring changes of cognitive functions in pathological and healthy populations. He has worked on a wide range of projects, starting with the study of the normal functioning in different domains as perception, attention, emotion and memory, he investigated how these functions change during the life span and how pathological conditions such as dementia or mental disorders affect cognitive functions.

Dr. Palumbo, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at BUSM and is currently Program Manager in the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at the VA Boston Healthcare System, working on several projects focusing on the role of false memories in patients with memory disorders. His research interests include understanding memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. Dr. Palumbo is particularly interested in understanding healthy and pathological cognitive aging.

Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

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  1. Price AM, Palumbo R, Marin A, Uppal P, Suh C, Budson AE, Turk KW. Distinguishing Between Genuine and Feigned Dementia Using Event-related Potentials. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2022 Sep 01; 35(3):188-197.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35830243; PMCID: PMC9444996; DOI: 10.1097/WNN.0000000000000311;
  2. Gatti M, Palumbo R, Di Domenico A, Mammarella N. Simulating Extreme Environmental Conditions via Mental Imagery: The Case of Microgravity and Weight Estimation. Front Psychol. 2022; 13:913162. PMID: 35734453; PMCID: PMC9207523; DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.913162;
  3. Gatti M, Palumbo R, Di Domenico A, Mammarella N. Affective health and countermeasures in long-duration space exploration. Heliyon. 2022 May; 8(5):e09414. PMID: 35607498; PMCID: PMC9123223; DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09414;
  4. Ceccato I, La Malva P, Di Crosta A, Palumbo R, Gatti M, Momi D, Logrieco MGM, Fasolo M, Mammarella N, Borella E, Di Domenico A. "When did you see it?" The effect of emotional valence on temporal source memory in aging. Cogn Emot. 2022 Aug; 36(5):987-994. PMID: 35484913
  5. Filippini C, Di Crosta A, Palumbo R, Perpetuini D, Cardone D, Ceccato I, Di Domenico A, Merla A. Automated Affective Computing Based on Bio-Signals Analysis and Deep Learning Approach. Sensors (Basel). 2022 Feb 24; 22(5). PMID: 35270936; PMCID: PMC8914721; DOI: 10.3390/s22051789;
  6. Ceccato I, Di Crosta A, La Malva P, Cannito L, Mammarella N, Palumbo R, Palumbo R, Di Domenico A. Public opinion in vaccine allocation priority: who comes first? Psychol Health. 2021 Nov 25; 1-21. PMID: 34822253
  7. La Malva P, Ceccato I, Di Crosta A, Marin A, Fasolo M, Palumbo R, Mammarella N, Palumbo R, Di Domenico A. Updating the Chieti Affective Action Videos database with older adults. Sci Data. 2021 10 20; 8(1):272. PMID: 34671064; PMCID: PMC8528804; DOI: 10.1038/s41597-021-01053-z;
  8. Carbone E, Palumbo R, Sella E, Lenti G, Di Domenico A, Borella E. Emotional, Psychological, and Cognitive Changes Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy: Is There an Advantage of Being an Older Adult? Front Aging Neurosci. 2021; 13:712369. PMID: 34566622; PMCID: PMC8462933; DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2021.712369;
  9. Di Crosta A, Ceccato I, Marchetti D, La Malva P, Maiella R, Cannito L, Cipi M, Mammarella N, Palumbo R, Verrocchio MC, Palumbo R, Di Domenico A. Psychological factors and consumer behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS One. 2021; 16(8):e0256095. PMID: 34398916; PMCID: PMC8366984; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256095;
  10. Turk KW, Marin A, Schiloski KA, Vives-Rodriguez AL, Uppal P, Suh C, Dwyer B, Palumbo R, Budson AE. Head Injury Exposure in Veterans Presenting to Memory Disorders Clinic: An Observational Study of Clinical Characteristics and Relationship of Event-Related Potentials and Imaging Markers. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:626767.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34194379; PMCID: PMC8236514; DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2021.626767;
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2011 Italian Association of Experimental Psychology: Young Investigator Award
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Alzheimer's disease
false memories
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