Previous page Paolo BARTOLOMEO MD, PhD, DR2, INSERM Team “Physiological investigation of clinically normal and impaired cognition”


Dr. Paolo Bartolomeo, MD, PhD trained as a clinical neurologist and as a neuroscientist. He is head scientist of the research team investigating the Cognitive Neurosciences of Attention at the Brain and Spine Institute in the Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France, and full professor of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Catholic University, Milan, Italy. By using advanced behavioural, neuroimaging and neurostimulation methods, Dr. Bartolomeo has developed high impact work revealing the structural and functional neuroanatomy of attentional functions in normal individuals and in brain-damaged patients.

Research work

Laurent Cohen, Lionel Nacache and Paolo Bartolomeo’s team is devoted to the study of cognitive functions with an exclusive or prevalent development in humans, namely language and conscious cognition. The study of brain-damaged patients occupies a central position in its methodological approach. For the study of both language and consciousness, and with both patients and healthy subjects, it resorts to state-of-the-art behavioural methods and multimodal brain imaging.