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Daniela Perani

Daniela Perani is Neurologist and Radiologist, Full Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Doctoral (PhD) Course in Cognitive Neuroscience, Director of the School of Specialization in Neuropsychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milano, Italy. She has coordinated several National and International Research Projects in Neurology and Neuroscience. She is one of Top Italian Scientist and ranks as first female scientist in the field of Neuroscience and Neurology. Her research area is cognitive neuroscience, addressing the functional correlates of language, bilingualism, executive functions, perception and memory systems using neuroimaging, with a special focus on in vivo molecular imaging of neurological diseases. Her current research focus is on neurodegenerative dementias, applying imaging biomarkers for early and differential diagnosis and risk of progression. She is the author of more that 280 full papers in peer reviewed journals, with a h-index of 83 (Scopus), 96 (Scholar), and 37322 citations.