Publications 2007-2019

Since completing my PhD in 2010, I have published 68 refereed journal articles, 2 book chapters, and 1 Book. My work has been presented at 26 conferences. With 1281 citations (Google Scholar) and an average Impact Factor of 4.8 my journal articles are having a clear impact in the field. In terms of the refereed journal articles, I am first author in 83 % (56/68) and single author in 24 % (16/68) of the papers. My current h-index is 21 (Google Scholar). 


Reza Rostami, Reza Kazemi, Arezoo Jabari, Azam Madani, Min-Fang Kuo, Vicario, C M, Michael A. Nitsche, Mohammad Ali Salehinejad (Under revision). Efficacy and clinical predictors of response to rTMS treatment in pharmaco-resistant patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Vicario C M, Rafal R D, Di Pellegrino G, Avenanti A (In preparation). Moral indignation for ethical violations suppresses the tongue motor cortex. 

Vicario C M, Nitsche M A, Hoysted I, Felmingham K (In preparation). Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventromedial prefrontal cortex enhances fear extinction learning in healthy humans: A single blind sham-controlled study.


1. Vicario C M, Caruso, V, Craparo G, Felmingham K (2019). Time is overestimated in obesity: a cohort study. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105319842937 Impact Factor 2.039

2. Salehinejad, M A., Nitsche MA Vicario C M, Wischnewski, M. (2019). Transcranial direct current stimulation for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A meta-analysis of neuropsychological deficits. PlosOne. ;14(4):e0215095. Impact Factor 2.766

3. Vicario CM, Salehinejad MA, Felmingham K, Martino G, Nitsche MA. A systematic review on the therapeutic effectiveness of non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2018 Dec 10;96:219-231. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.12.012. [Epub ahead of print] Review. Impact Factor 8.03


4. Cazzato V, Makris S, Flavell JC, Vicario CM. Group membership and racial bias modulate the temporal estimation of in-group/out-group body movements. Exp Brain Res. 2018 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5313-4. [Epub ahead of print] Impact Factor 1.9

5. Vicario, C.M., Nitsche, M.A. (2018). tDCS in Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Neurotechnology and brain stimulation in pediatric psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. In Peter Enticott & Lindsay M. Oberman Elsevier in. (BOOK Chapter)

6. Vicario, C.M., Felmingham, K. (2018). Slower Time estimation in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Scientific Reports. ;8(1):392. Impact Factor 4.3

7. Vicario, C.M., Felmingham, K. (2018). The Perception of Time Is Underestimated in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 121. Impact Factor 3.53

8. Vicario, C.M. Martino, D. (2018). Social communication in Tourette syndrome: a glimpse at the contribution of the insula and the prefrontal cortex. Brain. Impact Factor 10.29

9. Vicario, C.M., Rogers, R., Kuran, K.A., Rafal, R. D. (2018). The effect of hunger and satiety in the judgment of ethical violations. Brain and Cognition. Impact Factor 2.43

10. Vicario, C.M., Kuran, K., Urgesi, C. (2018). Does hunger sharpen senses? A psychophysics investigation on the effects of appetite in the timing of reinforcement-oriented actions. Psychological Research.2017 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0934-y. [Epub ahead of print]Impact Factor 3.19


11· Vicario, C.M. and Rafal, R. D. (2017). Relationship between body mass index and moral disapproval rating for ethical violations. Personality and Individual differences. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.027. Impact Factor 2.00.

12. Vicario CM, Sommer W, Kuran KA, Rafal RD. Salivary secretion and disgust: A pilot study. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2017 Jul;178:18-24. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.05.007. Impact Factor 1.86

13. Vicario CM, Rafal RD, Martino D, Avenanti A. Core, social and moral disgust are bounded: A review on behavioral and neural bases of repugnance in clinical disorders. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Sep;80:185-200. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.05.008. Impact Factor 8.03

14. Vicario CM, Nitsche MA, Felmingham K. Forgetting fear associations through tES: which memory process might be critical? Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 28;7(2):e1046. doi: 10.1038/tp.2017.26. Impact Factor 4.7

15. Rivera-Urbina GN, Nitsche MA, Vicario CM, Molero-Chamizo A. Applications of transcranial direct current stimulation in children and pediatrics. Rev Neurosci. 2017 Feb 1;28(2):173-184. doi: 10.1515/revneuro-2016-0045. Review. Impact Factor 2.59

16. Vicario CM, Rafal RD, Borgomaneri S, Paracampo R, Kritikos A, Avenanti A. Pictures of disgusting foods and disgusted facial expressions suppress the tongue motor cortex. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2017 Feb 1;12(2):352-362. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw129. Impact Factor 3.5

17. Vicario CM, Makris S, Urgesi C. Do experts see it in slow motion? Altered timing of action simulation uncovers domain-specific perceptual processing in expert athletes. Psychol Res. 2017 Nov;81(6):1201-1212. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0804-z. Impact Factor  2.33


18. Avanzino L, Pelosin E, Vicario CM, Lagravinese G, Abbruzzese G, Martino D. Time Processing and Motor Control in Movement Disorders. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016 Dec 12;10:631. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00631. eCollection 2016. Review. Impact Factor 2.87

19. Baggio G, Vicario CM. Language processing is not a race against time. Behav Brain Sci. 2016 Jan;39:e64. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X15000692. Impact Factor 15.07

20. Vicario CM, Martino D. Setting the scalar variance property to understand the time reproduction deficit in essential tremor. Mov Disord. 2016 Sep;31(9):1428. doi: 10.1002/mds.26733. Epub 2016 Jul 19. No abstract available. Impact Factor  8.32

21. Craparo G, Gori A, Dell'Aera S, Costanzo G, Fasciano S, Tomasello A, Vicario CM. Impaired emotion recognition is linked to alexithymia in heroin addicts. PeerJ. 2016 Apr 5;4:e1864. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1864. eCollection 2016Impact Factor 2.2

22. Vicario CM. Emotional Appraisal of Moral Dilemmas: What Neuroimaging Can Tell about the Disgust-Morality Link. J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 13;36(2):263-4. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3483-15.2016. No abstract available. Impact Factor 5.97

23. Vicario CM, Gulisano M, Martino D, Rizzo R. Timing recalibration in childhood Tourette syndrome associated with persistent pimozide treatment. J Neuropsychol. 2016 Sep;10(2):211-22. doi: 10.1111/jnp.12064. Epub 2015 Feb 23. Impact Factor 3.78


24. Vicario CM. Altered pain threshold sensitivity and frontoparietal-cingulate network in anorexia nervosa: the role of disgust sensitivity. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2015 Sep;40(5):E33.  Impact Factor 5.36

25. Martino D, Lagravinese G, Pelosin E, Chaudhuri RK, Vicario CM, Abbruzzese G, Avanzino L. Temporal processing of perceived body movement in cervical dystonia. Mov Disord. 2015 Jun;30(7):1005-7. doi: 10.1002/mds.26225. Impact Factor 8.32

26. Vicario CM, Rafal RD, Avenanti A. Counterfactual thinking affects the excitability of the motor cortex. Cortex. 2015 Apr;65:139-48. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.12.017. Impact Factor 4.95


27. Vicario CM. Speech prosody, reward, and the corticobulbar system: an integrative perspective. Behav Brain Sci. 2014 Dec;37(6):573-4; discussion 577-604. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X13004214. Impact Factor 15.07

28· Vicario, C.M., Sgubin, G., Newman, A. (2014). Random movements generation in Western and Eastern cultures. Sage Open. DOI: 10.1177/2158244014550282 Impact Factor (forthcoming)

29. Komeilipoor N, Vicario CM, Daffertshofer A, Cesari P. Talking hands: tongue motor excitability during observation of hand gestures associated with words. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Sep 30;8:767. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00767. eCollection 2014Impact Factor 2.87

30. Avenanti A, Vicario CM, Borgomaneri S. Social dimensions of pain. Comment on "Facing the experience of pain: a neuropsychological perspective" by Fabbro and Crescentini. Phys Life Rev. 2014 Sep;11(3):558-61. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2014.06.001. Epub 2014 Jun 5.  Impact Factor 13.78

31. Vicario CM. Aggression traits in youth psychopathy: the key role of serotonin. Front Psychiatry. 2014 Mar 17;5:25. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00025. eCollection 2014Impact Factor 3.53

32. Vicario CM. Aberrant disgust response and immune reactivity in cocaine-dependent men might uncover deranged serotoninergic activity. Front Mol Neurosci. 2014 Feb 11;7:7. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2014.00007. eCollection 2014Impact Factor 3.90

33. Vicario CM, Komeilipoor N, Cesari P, Rafal RD, Nitsche MA. Enhanced corticobulbar excitability in chronic smokers during visual exposure to cigarette smoking cues. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2014 Jul;39(4):232-8. Impact Factor 5.36

34. Vicario CM, Rumiati RI. Left-right compatibility in the processing of trading verbs. Front Behav Neurosci. 2014 Jan 28;8:16. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00016.  Impact Factor 3.13

35. Vicario CM, Gulisano M, Martino D, Rizzo R. The perception of time in childhood migraine. Cephalalgia. 2014 Jun;34(7):548-53. doi: 10.1177/0333102413517774. Impact Factor  3.88


36. Vicario CM, Newman A. Emotions affect the recognition of hand gestures. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Dec 26;7:906. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00906. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 2.87

37. Vicario CM, Nitsche MA. Non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of brain diseases in childhood and adolescence: state of the art, current limits and future challenges. Front Syst Neurosci. 2013 Nov 25;7:94. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00094. Review. Impact Factor 

38. Vicario CM. Uncovering the neurochemistry of reward and aversiveness. Front Mol Neurosci. 2013 Nov 19;6:41. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2013.00041. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 3.9

39. Vicario CM. Altered insula response to sweet taste processing in recovered anorexia and bulimia nervosa: a matter of disgust sensitivity? Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;170(12):1497. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.13060748.  Impact Factor 13.39

40. Vicario CM. On a generalized magnitude system in the brain: an integrative perspective. Front Psychol. 2013 Nov 12;4:829. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00829. eCollection 2013.  Impact Factor 2.08

41. Vicario CM. Cognitively controlled timing and executive functions develop in parallel? A glimpse on childhood research. Front Behav Neurosci. 2013 Oct 10;7:146. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00146. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 3.13

42. Vicario CM. FOXP2 gene and language development: the molecular substrate of the gestural-origin theory of speech? Front Behav Neurosci. 2013 Aug 5;7:99. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00099. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 3.13

43. Vicario CM, Candidi M, Aglioti SM. Cortico-spinal embodiment of newly acquired, action-related semantic associations. Brain Stimul. 2013 Nov;6(6):952-8. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2013.05.010. Epub 2013 Jun 26. Impact Factor 6.12

44. Vicario CM. Inborn mechanisms of food preference and avoidance: the role of polymorphisms in neuromodulatory systems. Front Mol Neurosci. 2013 Jul 5;6:16. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2013.00016. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 3.90 

45. Vicario CM. Landmark test and decision making: a reply to a reply. Perception. 2013;42(3):356-7. No abstract available. Impact Factor 1.37

46. Vicario CM. Time reproduction and numerosity interaction in the parietal cortex: some missing links. Front Neurol. 2013 May 6;4:45. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2013.00045. eCollection 2013.  Impact Factor 3.50

47. Vicario CM, Martino D, Koch G. Temporal accuracy and variability in the left and right posterior parietal cortex. Neuroscience. 2013 Aug 15;245:121-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.04.041.  Impact Factor 3.38

48. Vicario CM, Nitsche MA. Transcranial direct current stimulation: a remediation tool for the treatment of childhood congenital dyslexia? Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Apr 22;7:139. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00139. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 2.87

49. Vicario CM, Yates MJ, Nicholls ME. Shared deficits in space, time, and quantity processing in childhood genetic disorders. Front Psychol. 2013 Feb 7;4:43. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00043. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 2.08

50. Vicario CM, Kritikos A, Avenanti A, Rafal R. Reward and punishment: investigating cortico-bulbar excitability to disclose the value of goods. Front Psychol. 2013 Feb 5;4:39. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00039. eCollection 2013Impact Factor 2.08

51. Avanzino L, Martino D, Martino I, Pelosin E, Vicario CM, Bove M, Defazio G, Abbruzzese G. Temporal expectation in focal hand dystonia. Brain. 2013 Feb;136(Pt 2):444-54. doi: 10.1093/brain/aws328. Epub 2013 Jan 29. Impact Factor 10.29

52. Vicario CM. Morality and disgust: insights from obsessive compulsive disorder. Front Psychiatry. 2013 Jan 3;3:113. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2012.00113. Impact Factor 3.53


53. Vicario CM, Ticini LF. Measuring your dependence: deranged corticobulbar excitability may uncover addiction disorders. Front Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 12;3:107. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2012.00107. eCollection 2012.  Impact Factor 2.85

54. Vicario CM, Rappo G, Pepi A, Pavan A, Martino D. Temporal abnormalities in children with developmental dyscalculia. Dev Neuropsychol. 2012;37(7):636-52. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2012.702827. Impact Factor 2.33

55. Vicario CM. Perceiving numbers affects the internal random movements generator. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:347068. doi: 10.1100/2012/347068. Epub 2012 Apr 26. Impact Factor 1.2

56. Vicario CM, Rumiati RI. tDCS of the primary motor cortex improves the detection of semantic dissonance. Neurosci Lett. 2012 Jun 19;518(2):133-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.04.070. Epub 2012 May 8. Impact Factor 2.15

57. Vicario CM, Crescentini C. Punishing food: what brain activity can tell us about the representation of food in recovered anorexia nervosa. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Apr 15;71(8):e31-2; author reply e33. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.10.036. Epub 2011 Dec 9. Impact Factor 11.98


58. Vicario CM, Bonní S, Koch G. Left hand dominance affects supra-second time processing. Front Integr Neurosci. 2011 Oct 24;5:65. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2011.00065. eCollection 2011Impact Factor 

59. Vicario CM, Martino D, Pavone EF, Fuggetta G. Lateral head turning affects temporal memory. Percept Mot Skills. 2011 Aug;113(1):3-10. Impact Factor 0.70

60. Vicario CM, Candidi M. Somatosensory intra-oral activity reveals functional abnormalities in the insula of anorexia nervosa suffers. Med Hypotheses. 2011 Oct;77(4):698-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.07.059. Epub 2011 Aug 16.  Impact Factor 1.12

61. Vicario CM. Perceiving numbers affects the subjective temporal midpoint. Perception. 2011; 40(1):23-9. Impact Factor 1.32


62. Vicario CM, Martino D. The neurophysiology of magnitude: One example of extraction analogies. Cogn Neurosci. 2010 Jun;1(2):144-5. doi: 10.1080/17588921003763969. Impact Factor 3.41

63. Candidi M, Vicario CM, Abreu AM, Aglioti SM. Competing mechanisms for mapping action-related categorical knowledge and observed actions. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Dec;20(12):2832-41. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhq033. Epub 2010 Mar 17. Impact Factor 6.30

64. Vicario CM, Martino D, Spata F, Defazio G, Giacchè R, Martino V, Rappo G, Pepi AM, Silvestri PR, Cardona F. Time processing in children with Tourette's syndrome. Brain Cogn. 2010 Jun;73(1):28-34. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2010.01.008. Impact Factor 2.57


65. Oliveri M, Bonnì S, Turriziani P, Koch G, Lo Gerfo E, Torriero S, Vicario CM, Petrosini L, Caltagirone C. Motor and linguistic linking of space and time in the cerebellum. PLoS One. 2009 Nov 20;4(11):e7933. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007933. Impact Factor 3.23

66. Vicario CM, Rappo G, Pepi AM, Oliveri M. Timing flickers across sensory modalities. Perception. 2009;38(8):1144-51. Impact Factor 1.34


67. Oliveri M, Vicario CM, Salerno S, Koch G, Turriziani P, Mangano R, Chillemi G, Caltagirone C. Perceiving numbers alters time perception. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Jun 27;438(3):308-11. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2008.04.051. Epub 2008 Apr 20. Impact Factor  2.15

68. Vicario CM, Pecoraro P, Turriziani P, Koch G, Caltagirone C, Oliveri M. Relativistic compression and expansion of experiential time in the left and right space. PLoS One. 2008 Mar 5;3(3):e1716. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001716. Impact Factor  3.23


69. Vicario CM, Caltagirone C, Oliveri M. Optokinetic stimulation affects temporal estimation in healthy humans. Brain Cogn. 2007 Jun;64(1):68-73. Epub 2007 Mar 29. Impact Factor 2.57