Fondazione Prada

CONVERSATIONS 2021-2022

Paolo Bartolomeo

Paolo Bartolomeo MD, PhD, trained in Rome, Italy, as a clinical neurologist and as a neuroscientist. He is research director at the Inserm, the French biomedical research institute, and leads the PICNIC Lab (Physiological Investigations of Clinically Normal and Impaired Cognition) at the Paris Brain Institute in the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital. Bartolomeo’s team has developed extensive research on attention, perception and consciousness in neurological patients and in healthy individuals. This work has revealed the structural and functional neuroanatomy of the brain networks of attention, defined the mechanisms that lead to attention deficits after brain damage, and identified the anatomical lesions that predict the evolution of these deficits towards chronicity or recovery. The long-term goal of this work is to bridge the gap between visual neuroscience and clinical neurology, and to develop useful tools for the clinical management of post-stroke cognitive deficits. Bartolomeo is the author of more than 160 papers on international peer-reviewed journals, and two monographies.