Gabriele Cattaneo, Neuropsychologist, PhD in Biomedicine, is a neuroscientist with a background in cognitive sciences, psycholinguistics, cognitive reserve characterization and its neuroimaging correlates. His research initially encompasses the study of bilingualism in neurodegenerative diseases, and specifically on how bilingualism can represent a cognitive reserve factor in normal and pathological aging. Currently, his research is mainly focused on the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI), a project whose main objective is to investigate the determinants of brain health maintenance and help to prevent the development of neuropsychiatric pathologies promoting resilience. In this context, he participated in various published studies exploring the relationship between different modifiable lifestyles and metrics related to brain health (neuroimaging, neurophysiology, cognitive performance, etc.), as well as in the study of neurophysiological and cognitive markers of longitudinal changes in these metrics. Moreover, he participated in studies investigating how motivational aspects and personalization could impact on intervention program for lifestyles optimization to promote brain health maintenance.
He has also been involved in the development and validation of cognitive tests and tools for early detection of cognitive decline, and large-scale assessments, as well as tools for lifestyles optimization and cognitive training.