Program Schedule

Friday 24, April
Arrival in Erice - After dinner reception at the marsala room (San Rocco)

Saturday 25, April
Welcome
  • 09:00-09:20 - Welcome by the Director of The International School of Ethology, Stefano Parmigiani (University of Parma, IT)
  • 09:20-09:40 - Introduction to the Conference by one of the directors
Session 1 - Neurobiology, neuroplasticity and mental health
  • 09:40-10:30 - Alessandro Sale (C.N.R. Institute of Neuroscience, Pisa, Italy) : Physical exercise and visual cortex plasticity: active training for amblyopia recovery
  • 10:30-10:50 - coffee break
  • 10:50-11:40 - Daniela Caporossi (Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute, Università di Roma "Foro Italico", Italy) : Exercise in the evolution of human neurobiology
  • 11:40-12:30 - Francesca Cirulli (Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health,Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy) : Healthy body - healthy mind? Joining physical exercise and mental health in a neurobiological perspective
  • 12:30-14:30 - Lunch break
  • 14:40-15:30 - Matteo Vandoni (Laboratory of Adapted Motor Activity, University of Pavia, Italy) : Affective responses during exercise: a way to a healthier and active lifestyle?
  • 15:30-16:20 - Valentina Bianco (Cognitive Processes Electrophysiology Lab, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy) : Effects of motor experience on anticipatory brain functions
  • 16:20-16:40 - Coffee break
  • 16:40-17:30 - Martin Brüne (LWL University Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine, Germany) : Somatic consequences of chronic psychological stress: the case of borderline personality disorder
  • 17:30-19:00 - Short communications

Sunday 26, April
From 8 Am till 14:00 pm Excursion
Session #2. Sport, Medicine and Physical exercise
  • 15:00-16:00 - Posters presentation
  • 16:00-16:50 - Antonio Frizziero (University-Hospital of Padova, Italy) : The role of posture in rehabilitation
  • 16:50-17:20 - Cosimo Costantino (Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Italy) : Functional overload of the muscle tendon
  • 17:20-18:10 - Domenico Gualtieri (Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy) : The Truth of numbers. The Journey around a world of numbers: a football experience

Monday 27, April
Session #3. Psychobiology of sports: stress, hormones and psychology
  • 09:00-09:50 - Alicia Salvador (Departamento de Psicobiología, University of Valencia, Spain) : Sex differences in competitive behavior
  • 09:50-10:40 - Ignacio Torres Aleman (Department of Functional and Systems Neuroscience, Cajal Institute, Madrid, Spain) : The multiple beneficial actions of exercise in the brain involve hormones with multiple actions in the brain
  • 10:40-11:00 - Coffee break
  • 11:00-11:25 - Davide Ponzi (University of Parma,Unit of Neuroscience, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Italy) : Psychobiology of sports competition
  • 11:30-11:55 - Mirko Pesce (Department of Psychological Sciences Humanities and Territory, Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti e Pescara, Italy) : Emotions, Immunity and Sport: insights into psychobiological profile
  • 12:00-12:55 - Irene La Fratta (Department of Psychological Sciences Humanities and Territory, Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti e Pescara, Italy) : Challenge Sport: where the stress and anger encounter the endocrine and immune systems
  • 13:00-15:00 - Lunch break
Session #4. Life span and physical activity
  • 15:00-15:50 - Georg Kuhn (Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology,University of Gothenburg, Sweden) : Epidemiology, physical fitness early in life and its effect on brain diseases later in life
  • 15:50-16:40 - Marcello Maggio (Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Università di Parma, Italy) : Physical activity and aging
  • 16:40-17:00 - Coffee break
  • 17:00-17:50 - Stefano Parmigiani (Università di Parma, Italy) : Darwinian Medicine and physical activity
  • 18:00-18:40 - Round Table.
  • 20:00 - Social Dinner

Tuesday 28, April
Departures