Lorenzo Pasquini, PhD

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I joined the Memory and Aging center in 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow, were I used fMRI and autonomic physiology to study the neural basis of social-emotional functions in older adults and patients with frontotemporal dementia. I joined Neuroscape as a faculty in 2022, where I explore the neural basis of emotional well-being in older adults using multimodal, simultaneous fMRI and autonomic physiology recordings. A primary aim of my research is to develop tailored interventions, either behavioral (e.g. closed-loop meditation) or pharmacological (e.g. psilocybin), to target those brain systems that support emotions and social behavior in older adults. In my work, I combine sophisticated data analysis techniques, such as dynamic connectivity and brain connectivity gradients to to better understand how the brain and the body interact to support emotional well-being in older adults.

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Email: lorenzo.pasquini@ucsf.edu