Dr. Alessandro Grecucci, PhD

Relevant publications (selected)

Grecucci, A., Orsini, C., Lapomarda, G., Sorella, S., Messina, I. (2023). Perceiving visual negative stimuli in Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder: Meta-analytic evidence of a common altered thalamic-parahippocampal-basal ganglia circuit. Neuroimage:Reports

Monachesi, B., Deruti, A., Grecucci, A., Vaes, J. (2023). Electrophysiological, emotional and behavioural responses of females target of sexual objectification. Scientific Reports

Grecucci, A., Rastelli, C., Bacci, F., Melcher, D., De Pisapia, N. (2023). A Supervised Machine Learning Approach to Classify Brain Morphology of Professional Visual Artists versus Non-Artists. Sensors, 23, 4199.

Ghomroudi, P.A., Scaltritti, M., Grecucci, A. (2023). Decoding reappraisal and suppression from neural circuits: A combined supervised and unsupervised machine learning approach. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci

Piretti, L., Pappaianni, P., Garbin, C., Rumiati, R.I., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2023). The Neural Signatures of Shame, Embarrassment and Guilt: A Voxel-based Meta-analysis on Functional Neuroimaging Studies. Brain Sciences

Grecucci, A., Dadomo, H., Salvato, G., Lapomarda, G., Sorella, S., Messina, I. (2023). Abnonrmal Brain Circuits characterize Borderline Personality and Mediate the Relationship Between Specific Childhood Traumas and Symptoms. A mCCA+ jICA and Random Forest Approach. Sensors, 23,5.

Salvato, G., De Maio, G., Francescon, E., Fiorina, M.L., Fazia, T., Grecucci, A., Bernardinelli, L., Ovadia, D., Bottini, G. (2023). “I feel your fear”: Superior fear recognition in organized crime members. Cognition & Emotion

Baggio, T., Grecucci, A., Meconi, F., Messina, I. (2023). Anxious brains: A combined data fusion machine learning approach to predict trait anxiety from morphometric features. Sensors,23,2. doi.org/10.3390/s23020610

Sorella., S., Grecucci, A. (2023). The neural bases of anger. In C. Martin, V.R. Preedy, V.B. Patel (Eds) “Handbook of Anger, Aggression, and Violence”. Springer, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98711-4.

Caria, A., Grecucci, A. (2022). Neuroanatomical predictors of real-time fMRI-based emotional brain regulation. A supervised machine learning study. Psychophysiology, e14237. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14237 

Grecucci, A., Sorella, S., Consolini, J. (2023). Decoding Individual Differences in Controlling, Expressing and Inhibiting Anger from Structural Brain Networks: a Supervised Machine Learning Approach. Behavioral Brain Research, 439,114245. doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2022.114245 

Zanella, F. Monachesi, B. Grecucci, A. (2022). Resting-state BOLD temporal variability in sensorimotor and salience networks underlies trait Emotional Intelligence and explains differences in Emotion regulation strategies. Scientific Reports, 12, 15163. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-19477-x

Messina, I., Spataro, P., Grecucci, A., Moskow, D.M., Marogna, C., Dixon-Gordon, K.L. 2022). Difficulties in Interpersonal Regulation of Emotions (DIRE) Questionnaire: Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version and Associations with Psychopathological Symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 44, 1126–1134 (2022). doi.org/10.1007/s10862-022-09992-6 

Consolini J., Sorella S., Grecucci A. (2022). Evidence for lateralized functional connectivity patterns at rest related to the tendency of externalizing or internalizing anger. Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience 22, 788–802 (2022). doi.org/10.3758/s13415-022-01012-0 

Lapomarda, G., Valer, S., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2022). Built to last: Theta and Delta changes in resting-state EEG activity after regulating emotions. Brain and Behavior, 12, 6.  doi.org/10.1002/brb3.2597 

Dadomo, H., Salvato, G., Lapomarda, G., Ciftci, Z., Messina, I., Grecucci, A. (2022). Structural features predict sexual trauma and interpersonal problems in Borderline personality disorder but not in controls: a Multi-voxel pattern analysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,16. doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2022.773593 

Grecucci, A., Lapomarda, G., Messina I., Monachesi, B., Sorella, S., Siugzdaite, R (2022). Structural features related to affective instability correctly classify the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. A Supervised Machine Learning approach. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.804440 

Sorella, S., Vellani, V., Siugzdaite, R., Feraco, P., Grecucci, A. (2021) Structural and functional brain networks of individual differences in trait anger and anger control: an unsupervised machine learning study. European Journal of Neuroscience, 55,2. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.15537 

Sorella, S., Grecucci, A., Piretti, L., Job , R. (2021). Do anger perception and the experience of anger share common neural mechanisms? Coordinate-based meta-analytic evidence of similar and different mechanisms from functional neuroimaging studies. Neuroimage,230:117777. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.117777 

Piretti, L., Pappaianni, E., Rumiati, R., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2021). Dissociating the role of dlPFC and dACC/dmPFC in emotional processing using tDC. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 22, 304–315. doi.org/10.3758/s13415-021-00952-3 

Cattaneo, L.A., Franquillo, A.C., Grecucci, A., Beccia, L., Caretti, V., Dadomo, H. (2021). Is Low Heart Rate Variability associated with Emotion dysregulation, Psychopathological Dimensions and Prefrontal Dysfunction ? An integrative view. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 11(9), 872. doi.org/10.3390/jpm11090872

Lapomarda, G., Pappaianni, E., Siugzdaite, R., Sanfey, A.G., Rumiati, R.I., Grecucci, A. (2021). Out of control: An altered parieto-occipital-cerebellar network for impulsivity in bipolar disorder. Behavioural Brain Researc, 406:113228. doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113228 

Lapomarda, G., Grecucci, A., Messina, I., Pappaianni, E., Dadomo H. (2021). Common and different gray and white matter alterations in Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder. Brain Research,  1762:147401. doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2021.147401 

Messina, I., Grecucci, A., Viviani, R., (2021). Neurobiological Models of Emotion Regulation: a Meta- analysis of Neuroimaging Studies of Acceptance as an Emotion Regulation Strategy. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 16(3), 257–267. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsab007

Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Graffeo, M., Bonini, N., Ferrario, R., Sanfey, A.G. (2021). Expect the Worst! Expectations and Social Interactive Decision Making. Brain Science, 11(5), 572.

Messina, I., Scottà, F., Marchi, A., Grecucci, A., Enrico, B., Sambin, M. (2021). Individualization of psychotherapy on the basis of Ego strength: contrasting two clinical cases of young adults treated with Intensive Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:618762.

Grecucci, A., Neresini, A., Job, R. (2021). The moral algorithm. Toward a neuropsychological model of shame. In Giacomoni, P., Valentini, N., Dellantonio, S. Eds. The Dark Side: Philosophical Reflections on the “Negative Emotions. Springer

Chiffi, D., Pietarinen, A.V., Grecucci, A. (2021). Meaning and Affect in Placebo Effect. Journal of Medicine & Philosophy,46(3), 313–329.

Sulpizio, S., Grecucci, A., Job, R. (2020). Tune in to the theta frequency. Oscillatory brain dynamics during the regulation of unpleasant images and words. European Journal of Neuroscience, 53(3):916-928.

Saviola, F., Pappaianni, E., Monti, A., Grecucci, A., Jovicich, J., De Pisapia, N. (2020). Trait and state anxiety are mapped differently in the human brain. Scientific Report, 10:11112.

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta C., Lorandini, S., Sanfey, A.G., Bonini, N. (2020). Changing decisions by changing emotions: behavioral and physiological evidence of two emotion regulation strategies. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 13(3), 178–189.

Feraco, P., Nigro, S.A., Passamonti, L., Grecucci, A., Caligiuri, M.E., Gagliardo, C., Giannì, C., Bacci, A. (2020). Neurochemical correlates of brain atrophy in fibromyalgia syndrome: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy and cortical thickness study. Brain Sciences, 10, 395.

Piretti, L., Pappaianni, E., Lunardelli, A., Zorzenon, I., Ukmar, M., Pesavento, V., Rumiati, R.I., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2020). The role of amygdala in self-conscious emotions in a patient with acquired bilateral damage. Frontiers in Neuroscience, , 14:677.

Messina, I., Grecucci, A., Marogna, C., Calvo, V. (2020). Relational Exposure as Mechanisms of Change in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Convergences between Psychotherapy Research and Affective Neuroscience. TPM – Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 27(1),1-14

Grecucci, A., Messina, I., Amodeo, L., Lapomarda, G., Crescentini, C., Dadomo, H., Panzeri, M., Theuninck, A., Frederickson, J. (2020). A dual route model for regulating emotions: Comparing models, techniques and biological mechanisms. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 930.

Pappaianni, E., De Pisapia, N., Siugzdaite, R., Crescentini, C., Calcagnì, A., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2019). Less is more: psychological and morphometric differences between low vs high reappraisers. Cognitive Behavioral Affective Neuroscience, 20, 128–140.

Grecucci, A., Sulpizio, S., Vespignani, F. Job, R. (2019). Seeing emotions, reading emotions: behavioral and ERPs evidence of the regulation of visual and linguistic stimuli. Plos One, 0209461.

Sorella, S., Lapomarda, G., Messina, I., Siugzdaite, R., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2019). Testing the expanded continuum hypothesis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Neural and psychological evidence for shared and distinct mechanisms. Neuroimage: Clinical, 23, 101854.

Lapomarda, G., Valer, S., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2019). Theta changes in resting state EEG activity after regulating emotions. Proceedings of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome, Italy.

Sorella, S., Lapomarda, G., Siugzdaite, R., Messina, R., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2019). Exploring the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder continuum: a morphometric and psychological study. Proceedings of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome, Italy.

De Panfilis, C., Schito, G., Generali, I., Gozzi, L., Ossola, P., Marchesi, C., Grecucci, A. (2019). Emotions at the border: Increased punishment behavior during fair interpersonal exchanges in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(2), 162-172.

Frederickson, J. Messina, I., Grecucci, A. (2018). Dysregulated Affects and Dysregulating Defenses: toward an emotion regulation informed dynamic psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2054.

Pappaianni, E., Siugzdaite, R. Vettori, S., Venuti, P., Job, R., Grecucci, A. (2018). Three shades of grey: detecting brain abnormalities in children with autism by using Source-, Voxel- and Surface-based Morphometry. European Journal of Neuroscience, 47(6), 690-700.

Bonini, N., Grecucci, A., Nicolè, M., Savadori, L. (2018). Reduced risk-taking after prior losses in pathological gamblers under treatment and healthy control group but not in problem gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 4(2), 429-447.

Dadomo, H., Panzeri, M. Caponcello, D., Carmelita, A., Grecucci, A., (2018). Schema therapy for emotional dysregulation in personality disorders: a review. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 31(1), 43-49.

Grecucci, A., Siugzdaite, R., Job, R. (2017). Advanced Neuroimaging Methods for Studying Autism Disorder. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Special issue.

Grecucci, A., Job, R., Frederickson, J. (Editors) (2017). Advances in Emotion Regulation: from Neuroscience to Psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychology, Special issue.

Grecucci, A., (2017). Fractionating the emotional brain: psychological and morphometric differences in emotion regulation abilities. Mediterranean journal of clinical psychology, 5

Grecucci, A., Frederickson, J., Job, R. (2017). How dare you not recognize the role of my contempt: Insights from Experimental Psychopathology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40:e238.

Dadomo, H., Grecucci, A., Giardini, I., Ugolini, E., Carmelita, A., Panzeri, M. (2016). Schema Therapy for Emotional Dysregulation: Theoretical Implication and Clinical Application. Frontiers in Psychology, 7

Grecucci, A., Rubicondo D., Siugzdaite, R., Surian, L., Job, R. (2016). Uncovering social deficits in autistic individuals: A source based morphometry study. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 31;10:388. (2), 225-226.

Grecucci, A., Chiffi, D., Di Marzio, F., Frederickson, J., Job, R. (2016). Anxiety and its regulation: Neural mechanisms and regulation techniques according to the Experiential-Dynamic approach. Durbano, F., Marchesi, B. (Ed). New Developments in Anxiety Disorders. InTech publishing. ISBN 978-953-51-2792-5

Pappaianni, E., Siugzdaite, R., Grecucci, A. (2016). An abnormal cerebellar network in children with autistic spectrum disorder: a morphometric study. Autism Open Access, 6, 3.

Grecucci, A., Thneuick, A., Frederickson, J., Job, R. (2015). Mechanisms of social emotion regulation: from neuroscience to psychotherapy. In Bryant, M.L. (editor), “Handbook on Emotion Regulation: Processes, Cognitive Effects and Social Consequences”. Nova Publishing.

Grecucci, A., Job, R. (2015). Rethinking reappraisal: insights from Affective Neuroscience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e102.

Grecucci, A., De Pisapia, N., Venuti, P., Palladino, M.P. Job, R. (2015). Baseline and strategic mindful regulation: behavioral and physiological investigation. Plos One, 10(1): e0116541.

Grecucci, A., Job, R. (2015). Rethinking reappraisal: insights from Affective Neuroscience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e102.

Grecucci, A., Pappaianni E., Siugzdaite, R., Thneuick, A., Job, R. (2015). Mindful emotion regulation: psychological and neural mechanisms. BioMed Research, 2015:670724.

Grecucci, A., Sanfey, A.G. (2014). Emotion Regulation and Decision Making. In Gross J.J. (Eds) “Handbook of Emotion Regulation”. The Guilford Press.

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Rattin, A., Guerreschi, C., Sanfey, A. Bonini, N. (2014). Time devours things: how time and impulsivity affect temporal decisions in pathological gambling. Plos One, 9(10), e109197.

Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Rattin, A. Guerreschi, C., Sanfey, A., Bonini, N. (2014). To play or not to play: A personal dilemma in pathological gambling. Psychiatry Research, 219(3), 562-9

Grecucci, A., Sanfey, A.G. (2014). Emotion Regulation and Decision Making. In Gross J.J. (Eds) “Handbook of Emotion Regulation”. The Guilford Press.

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., M. Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (2013). Reappraising social emotions: the role of inferior frontal gyrus, temporo-parietal junction and insula in interpersonal regulation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 523.

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Sanfey, A. Bonini, N., (2013). Tempus edax rerum: how impulsivity affect inter-temporal decisions in pathological gambling. Proceedings of the Subjective probability, utility, and decision making conference (Spudm),18-22 August 2013

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., van Wout, M., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (2013). Reappraising the Ultimatum: an fMRI study of emotion regulation and decision-making. Cerebral Cortex, 23(2), 399-410

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (2013). Living emotions, avoiding emotions: behavioral investigation of the regulation of socially driven emotions. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 616.

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Brambilla, P., Zanon, S., Perini, L. Balestrieri, M. Bonini, N., Sanfey, A., (2013). Anxious Ultimatums. How Anxiety Affects Socio-economic Decisions. Cognition & Emotion. 27(2), 230-44

Grecucci, A., Rumiati, R., R. Siugzdaite, Londero, D., Fabbro, F., Brabilla, P. (2013). Emotional resonance deficits in autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 43(3),616-28.

Grecucci, A. (2012). Il Conflitto Epistemologico. Psicoanalisi e Neuroscienze dei Processi Anticonoscitivi. Edizioni Psychostore, Francavilla al Mare, Italia. ISBN: 9788889845752

Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Bonini, N., Coricelli, G., Sanfey, A. (2012). Waves of regret: a MEG study of emotion and decision making. Neuropsychologia, 51(1), 38-51.

Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Zanon, S., Perini, L. Balestrieri, M. Bonini, N., Sanfey, A., Brambilla, P. (2012). Reduced risk-taking behaviour as a trait feature of anxiety. Emotion, 12(6), 1373-83.

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (2012). Emotional regulation and dysregulation in social decision making: insight from fmri and abnormal populations. Proceedings of the Subjective probability, utility, and decision making conference (Spudm), 21-25 Agoust 2013

Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (2012). Reappraising social emotions: the role of inferior frontal gyrus, temporo-parietal junction and insula in interpersonal regulation. Proceedings of the XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Crescentini, C., Mengotti, P., Grecucci, A., Rumiati, R.I. (2011) The effect of observed biological and non biological movements on action imitation: an fMRI study. Brain Research, 1420, 80-92.

Grecucci, A., Koch, I., Rumiati, I.R. (2011). The role of emotional context in facilitating imitative actions. Acta Psychologica. 138(2), 311-315.

Roshtstein, P. Soto, D., Grecucci, A., Geng, J.J., Humphreys, G.W. (2011). The role of the pulvinar in resolving competition between memory and visual selection: A functional connectivity study. Neuropsychologia, 49(6), 1544-52.

Grecucci, A., Soto, D., Rumiati, R., Humphreys, G.W., Roshtstein, P. (2010). The Interrelations between Verbal Working Memory and Visual Selection of Emotional Faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(6), 1189-1200.


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