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

2011 Italian Association of Experimental Psychology: Young Investigator Award

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  1. Ceccato I, Palumbo R, Di Crosta A, La Malva P, Marchetti D, Maiella R, Verrocchio MC, Marin A, Mammarella N, Palumbo R, Di Domenico A. Age-related differences in the perception of COVID-19 emergency during the Italian outbreak. Aging Ment Health. 2020 Dec 09; 1-9. PMID: 33291987
  2. Palumbo R, Di Domenico A, Piras F, Bazzano S, Zerilli M, Lorico F, Borella E. Measuring global functioning in older adults with cognitive impairments using the Rasch model. BMC Geriatr. 2020 Nov 23; 20(1):492. PMID: 33228541
  3. Maiella R, La Malva P, Marchetti D, Pomarico E, Di Crosta A, Palumbo R, Cetara L, Di Domenico A, Verrocchio MC. The Psychological Distance and Climate Change: A Systematic Review on the Mitigation and Adaptation Behaviors. Front Psychol. 2020; 11:568899. PMID: 33329207
  4. Cannito L, Di Crosta A, Palumbo R, Ceccato I, Anzani S, La Malva P, Palumbo R, Di Domenico A. Health anxiety and attentional bias toward virus-related stimuli during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sci Rep. 2020 10 05; 10(1):16476. PMID: 33020567
  5. Di Crosta A, Palumbo R, Marchetti D, Ceccato I, La Malva P, Maiella R, Cipi M, Roma P, Mammarella N, Verrocchio MC, Di Domenico A. Individual Differences, Economic Stability, and Fear of Contagion as Risk Factors for PTSD Symptoms in the COVID-19 Emergency. Front Psychol. 2020; 11:567367. PMID: 33013604
  6. Malone C, Turk KW, Palumbo R, Budson AE. The Effectiveness of Item-Specific Encoding and Conservative Responding to Reduce False Memories in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Alzheimer's Disease Dementia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2020 Aug 10; 1-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32772946
  7. Turk KW, Palumbo R, Deason RG, Marin A, Elshaar A, Gosselin E, O'Connor MK, Tripodis Y, Budson AE. False Memories: The Other Side of Forgetting. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2020 07; 26(6):545-556.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32106906
  8. Stefanova E, Dubljevic O, Herbert C, Fairfield B, Schroeter ML, Stern ER, Urben S, Derntl B, Wiebking C, Brown C, Drach-Zahavy A, Kathrin Loeffler LA, Albrecht F, Palumbo R, Boutros SW, Raber J, Lowe L. Anticipatory feelings: Neural correlates and linguistic markers. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2020 06; 113:308-324. PMID: 32061891
  9. Reeves S, Williams V, Costela FM, Palumbo R, Umoren O, Christopher MM, Blacker D, Woods RL. Narrative video scene description task discriminates between levels of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology. 2020 May; 34(4):437-446. PMID: 31999169
  10. Di Crosta A, La Malva P, Manna C, Marin A, Palumbo R, Verrocchio MC, Cortini M, Mammarella N, Di Domenico A. The Chieti Affective Action Videos database, a resource for the study of emotions in psychology. Sci Data. 2020 01 21; 7(1):32. PMID: 31964894
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Alzheimer's disease
false memories
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