Prof. Giovanni Laviola

Section of Behavioural Neuroscience, Dept. of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Italy



  1. Manciocco A, Vitale A, Calamandrei G, Laviola G, E. Alleva (2008) The application of Russell and Burch's 3R principle in rodent models of neurodegenerative diseases: The case of Parkinson's disease.Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (in press).
  2. Laviola G, Macrì S, Hannan AJ, Solinas M, M. Jaber (2008) Effects of enriched environment on animal models of neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders. Experimental Reviews in Neurology (in press).
  3. Adriani W. & G Laviola (2008) Animal models and mechanisms of impulsivity in Gioiosa L, Raggi C, Lisanti MP, Sargiacomo M, G Laviola (2008) Altered emotionality, spatial memory and cholinergic function in caveolin-1 knockout mice. Behavioural Brain Research 188(2):255-62.
  4. Cirulli F, Ricceri L, G. Laviola (Eds) (2008) Risk factors for mental health: translational models from behavioural neuroscience Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (in press).
  5. Laviola G, Ognibene E, Adriani W, Romano E, F Keller (2008) Gene-environment interaction early in development in the heterozygous reeler mouse model: Clues for modelling of major neurobehavioral syndromes. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (in press).
  6. Marco E, Adriani W, Llorente R, Laviola G, MP. Viveros (2008) Detrimental psychophysiological effects of early maternal deprivation in adolescent and adult rodents. Altered responses to cannabinoid exposure. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (in press).
  7. Macrì S, P Pasquali, L Bonsignore, S Pieretti, F Cirulli, F Chiarotti, G. Laviola (2008) Moderate neonatal stress may decrease within-group variation and increase experimental validity in adult mice. PloS ONE 2(10): e1015).
  8. Capone F , Adriani W, Shumilina M, Izykenova G, Granstrem O, Dambinova S, Laviola G (2008) Auto-antibodies against opioid or glutamate receptors are associated with changes in morphine reward and physical dependence in mice.Psychopharmacology 197(4): 535-48.
  9. Ognibene E, P Bovicelli, W Adriani, A Caprioli, L Saso, G Laviola (2007). Behavioral effects of 6-bromoflavanone and 5-methoxy-6,8-dibromoflavanone as anxiolytic compounds. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 32(1):128-34.
  10. Marco EM, Granstrem O, Moreno E, Llorente R, Adriani W, Laviola G, MP Viveros (2006) Subchronic nicotine exposure in adolescence induces long-term effects on hippocampal and striatal cannabinoid-CB1 and mu-opioid receptors in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology, 557(1):37-43.
  11. Ognibene E, Adriani W, Macrì S, G Laviola (2006). Neurobehavioural disorders in the infant reeler mouse model: Interaction of genetic vulnerability and consequences of maternal separation. Behavioural Brain Research, 177(1): 142-9.
  12. Ognibene E, Adriani W, Granstrem O, Pieretti S, G Laviola (2006) Impulsivity-anxiety-related behavior and profiles of morphine-induced analgesia in heterozygous reeler mice. Brain Research, 1131(1): 173-80.
  13. Marco EM, Adriani W, Caneseb R, Podo F, Viveros MP, G. Laviola (2006). Enhancement of endocannabinoid signaling during adolescence: Modulation of impulsivity and long-term consequences on metabolic brain parameters in early maternally deprived rats. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 86(2): 334-45.
  14. Adriani W, Canese R, Podo F, G. Laviola (2006). Reduced impulsive behavior and 1H MRS detectable metabolic brain changes in adult rats exposed to methylphenidate during adolescence. Neurotoxicoly & Teratology, 29(1): 116-25.
  15. Adriani W, Leo D, Guarino M, Natoli A, DiConsiglio E, De Angelis G, Traina E, Testai E, Perrone-Capano C, and G. Laviola (2006) Short-term effects of adolescent methylphenidate exposure on brain striatal gene expression and sexual/endocrine parameters in male rats. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 1074: 52-73.
  16. Scattoni ML, Ariani W, Calamandrei G, Laviola G, L. Ricceri (2006) Long-term effects of neonatal basal forebrain cholinergic lesions on radial maze learning and impulsività in rats. Behavioural Pharmacology, 17(5-6): 517-24.
  17. Adriani W, Ognibene E, Heuland E, Ghirardi O, Caprioli A, G. Laviola (2006) Motor impulsivity in APP-SWE mice, a model of Alzheimer's disease. Behavioural Pharmacology, 17(5-6):525-33.
  18. Adriani W. & G. Laviola (2006). Delay aversion but preference for large and rare rewards in two choice tasks : Implications for the measurement of self-control parameters. BMC Neuroscience, 7:52.
  19. Rea M, Braccini L, Laviola G, R. Ferri (2006). L’ADHD e l’intervento multimodale (ADHD and multimodal intervention). Annali ISS 42(2): 231-45.
  20. Laviola G, Adriani W, Marino R, F Keller (2006) Paradoxical effects of prenatal acetylcholinesterase blockade on neuro-behavioral development and drug-induced stereotypies in reeler mutant mice. Psychopharmacology, 187: 331-344.
  21. Granstrem O, Adriani W, Giannakopoulou D, Izykenova G, Dambinova S, Laviola G. (2006) Specific changes in levels of autoantibodies to glutamate and opiate receptors induced by morphine administration in rats. Neuroscience Letters, 403 (1-2): 1-5.