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Cognitive Neuro-Rehabilitation Laboratory


Current position

I work as clinical psychologist-logopedist at the Neurorehabilitation Department, University Hospital, Geneva. I’m interested in the relationship between aphasia and music perception from a neuropsychological perspective. I also work on the peripheral components of the spelling processes and reading processes, more specifically on the nature of the abstract representations of the forms of the letters and preserved residual abilities in pure alexia. I’m also involved in the Language project investigating language rehabilitation processes".


  • Di Pietro M, Laganaro M, Schnider A. Auditory ahasias. Section 4: Modality-specific recognition disorders, Chapter 15. In: Neurpsychological REsearch. A review. Peter Marien and Jubin Abutalebi (Eds.), Psychology Press.
  • M. Laganaro, M. Di Pietro & A. Schnider. Computerised treatment of anomia in acute aphasia: issue of treatment intensity and training size. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 16(6);630-640.
  • Laganaro, M., Di Pietro, M., and Schnider, A. (2004). Analysis of Two Contrasting Cases of Peripheral Writing Disorders. Aphasie et domains associés. Bulletin d'aphasie Suisse”. Edition 2&3, vol. 18.
  • Carota A, Di Pietro M, Ptak R, Poglia D, Schnider A. (2004). Defective Spatial Imagery with Pure Gerstmann’s Syndrome. Eur Neurology, Jun 22 ; 52(1), pp 1-6.
  • Di Pietro, M., Laganaro, M., Leemann, B., and Schnider, A. (2004) Receptive Amusia : Temporal Auditory Processing Deficit in a professional musician following a left temporo-parietal lesion. Neuropsychologia, 42 (7), pp 868-877.
  • Laganaro, M., Di Pietro, M., and Schnider, A. (2003). Computerised treatment of anomia in chronic and acute aphasia : An exploratory study. Aphasiology, 17 (8), pp 709-722

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