PD Dr. Dario Cazzoli

SNSF Ambizione Fellow / Deputy Head Eyelab

University of Bern, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Gerontechnology & Rehabilitation

+41 31 632 4697
Postal Address
Gerontechnology & Rehabilitation Group
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Murtenstrasse 50
3010 Bern

Education and Academic Career:

  • Venia docendi, Medical Faculty, University of Bern, CH (2016)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Ambizione Fellow, Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation Group, University of Bern, CH (2014-today)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, UK (2011-2014)
  • Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) in Neurosciences, Medical Faculty, University of Bern, CH (2011)
  • Licentiate (MSc equivalent) in Psychology, University of Bern, CH (2007)
  • Basic studies (BSc level) in Psychology, University of Fribourg, CH (2004)

Honors and Awards:

  • Pfizer Research Award, Clinical Neurosciences, 2013
  • Ypsomed Innovation Award for Research and Development, 3rd place, 2010
  • Recognition Award for Excellent Graduation, Human Sciences Faculty, University of Bern, 2007


  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Ambizione Fellowship (2014-today)
  • National Institute for Health Research (UK), Research Capability Fund (2014, Named Researcher)
  • Holcim Foundation for the Advancement of the Scientific Research (2013)
  • Janggen-Pöhn Foundation (2012)
  • Fellowship for Prospective Researchers, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (2011-2012)
Number of items: 43.

Journal Article

Meichtry, Jurka; Cazzoli, Dario; Chaves, Silvia; von Arx, Sebastian; Pflugshaupt, Tobias; Kalla, Roger; Bassetti, Claudio; Gutbrod, Klemens; Müri, René (2017). Pure optic ataxia and visual hemiagnosia - extending the dual visual hypothesis (In Press). Journal of neuropsychology Wiley 10.1111/jnp.12119

Paladini, Rebecca Elise; Müri, René Martin; Meichtry, Jurka; Nef, Tobias; Mast, Fred; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Nyffeler, Thomas; Cazzoli, Dario (2017). The influence of alertness on the spatial deployment of visual attention is mediated by the excitability of the posterior parietal cortices. Cerebral cortex, 27(1), pp. 233-243. Oxford University Press 10.1093/cercor/bhw390

Chechlacz, Magdalena; Humphreys, Glyn W; Cazzoli, Dario (2016). Spatial and non-spatial aspects of visual attention: Interactive cognitive mechanisms and neural underpinnings. Neuropsychologia, 92, pp. 1-6. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.08.002

Vallejo, Vanessa; Cazzoli, Dario; Rampa, Luca; Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Feuerstein, Flurin; Gruber, Nicole; Müri, René Martin; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Nef, Tobias (2016). Effects of Alzheimer's Disease on Visual Target Detection: A "Peripheral Bias". Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 8(200), p. 200. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00200

de Jong, Denise; Kaufmann-Ezra, Sigal; Meichtry, Jurka; von Arx, Sebastian Werner; Cazzoli, Dario; Gutbrod, Klemens; Müri, René Martin (2016). The influence of reading direction on hemianopic reading disorders. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 38(10), pp. 1-7. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13803395.2016.1189884

Cazzoli, Dario; Chechlacz, Magdalena (2016). A matter of hand: Causal links between hand dominance, structural organization of fronto-parietal attention networks, and variability in behavioural responses to transcranial magnetic stimulation. Cortex, 86, pp. 230-246. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.06.015

Preisig, Basil; Eggenberger, Noëmi; Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Vanbellingen, Tim; Schumacher, Rahel; Hopfner, Simone; Gutbrod, Klemens; Nyffeler, Thomas; Cazzoli, Dario; Annoni, Jean-Marie; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Müri, René Martin (2016). Eye Gaze Behavior at Turn Transition: How Aphasic Patients Process Speakers' Turns during Video Observation. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 28(10), pp. 1-12. MIT Press Journals 10.1162/jocn_a_00983

Cazzoli, Dario; Hopfner, Simone; Preisig, Basil; Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Vanbellingen, Tim; Jäger, Michael; Nef, Tobias; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Müri, René Martin; Nyffeler, Thomas (2016). The influence of naturalistic, directionally non-specific motion on the spatial deployment of visual attention in right-hemispheric stroke. Neuropsychologia, 92, pp. 181-189. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.04.017

Wantz, Andrea Laura; Martarelli, Corinna; Cazzoli, Dario; Kalla, Roger; Müri, René Martin; Mast, Fred (2016). Disrupting frontal eye-field activity impairs memory recall. NeuroReport, 27(6), pp. 374-378. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000544

Paladini, Rebecca Elise; Diana, Lorenzo; Nyffeler, Thomas; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Nef, Tobias; Müri, René Martin; Cazzoli, Dario (2016). The asymmetrical influence of increasing time-on-task on attentional disengagement. Neuropsychologia, 92, pp. 107-114. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.02.026

Eggenberger, Noëmi; Preisig, Basil; Schumacher, Rahel; Hopfner, Simone; Vanbellingen, Tim; Nyffeler, Thomas; Gutbrod, Klemens; Annoni, JM; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin (2016). Comprehension of co-speech gestures in aphasic patients: An eye movement study. PLoS ONE, 11(1), e0146583. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0146583

Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Nef, Tobias (2016). Behavioral Differences in the Upper and Lower Visual Hemifields in Shape and Motion Perception. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 10(128), p. 128. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00128

Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Cazzoli, Dario; Scheffler, Loreen; Jäger, Michael; Müri, René Martin; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Nyffeler, Thomas; Mast, Fred; Nef, Tobias (2015). Street crossing behavior in younger and older pedestrians: an eye- and head-tracking study. BMC Geriatrics, 15(1), p. 176. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12877-015-0175-0

Cazzoli, Dario; Rosenthal, Clive R; Kennard, Christopher; Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Hopfner, Simone; Müri, René Martin; Nyffeler, Thomas (2015). Theta burst stimulation improves overt visual search in spatial neglect independently of attentional load. Cortex, 73, pp. 317-329. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cortex.2015.09.009

Kalla, Roger; Meichtry, Jurka; Schumacher, Rahel; Cazzoli, Dario; Wiest, Roland; Seifert, Eberhard; Müri, René Martin (2015). Dancing Jaw and Dancing Eyes. JAMA neurology, 73(1), p. 122. American Medical Association 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2299

Chechlacz, Magdalena; Humphreys, Glyn W.; Sotiropoulos, Stamatios N.; Kennard, Christopher; Cazzoli, Dario (2015). Structural Organization of the Corpus Callosum Predicts Attentional Shifts after Continuous Theta Burst Stimulation. Journal of neuroscience, 35(46), pp. 15353-15368. Society for Neuroscience 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2610-15.2015

Schumacher, Rahel; Cazzoli, Dario; Eggenberger, Noëmi; Preisig, Basil; Nef, Tobias; Nyffeler, Thomas; Gutbrod, Klemens; Annoni, Jean-Marie; Müri, René M. (2015). Cue Recognition and Integration - Eye Tracking Evidence of Processing Differences in Sentence Comprehension in Aphasia. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0142853. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0142853

Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Senti, Theresa; Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Nyffeler, Thomas; Nef, Tobias (2015). Cathodal HD-tDCS on the right V5 improves motion perception in humans. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 9(257), p. 257. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00257

Hopfner, Simone; Kesselring, Sonja; Cazzoli, Dario; Gutbrod, Klemens; Laube - Rosenpflanzer, Annett; Chechlacz, Magdalena; Nef, Tobias; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Müri, René Martin; Nyffeler, Thomas (2015). Neglect and Motion Stimuli - Insights from a Touchscreen-Based Cancellation Task. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0132025. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0132025

Nef, Tobias; Urwyler, Prabitha; Büchler, Marcel; Tarnanas, Ioannis; Stucki, Reto; Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin; Mosimann, Urs Peter (2015). Evaluation of Three State-of-the-Art Classifiers for Recognition of Activities of Daily Living from Smart Home Ambient Data. Sensors, 15(5), pp. 11725-11740. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/s150511725

Vanbellingen, Tim; Schumacher, Rahel; Eggenberger, Noëmi; Hopfner, Simone; Cazzoli, Dario; Preisig, Basil Christoph; Bertschi, Manuel; Nyffeler, Thomas; Gutbrod, Klemens; Bassetti, Claudio; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Müri, René Martin (2015). Different visual exploration of tool-related gestures in left hemisphere brain damaged patients is associated with poor gestural imitation. Neuropsychologia, 71, pp. 158-164. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.04.001

Cazzoli, Dario; Jung, Simon; Nyffeler, Thomas; Nef, Tobias; Wurtz, Pascal; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Müri, René Martin (2015). The role of the right frontal eye field in overt visual attention deployment as assessed by free visual exploration. Neuropsychologia, 74, pp. 37-41. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.01.027

Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin; Kennard, Christopher; Rosenthal, Clive R (2015). The Role of the Right Posterior Parietal Cortex in Letter Migration between Words. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 27(2), pp. 377-386. MIT Press Journals 10.1162/jocn_a_00713

Hopfner, Simone; Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin; Nef, Tobias; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Vanbellingen, Tim; Nyffeler, Thomas (2015). Enhancing treatment effects by combining continuous theta burst stimulation with smooth pursuit training. Neuropsychologia, 74, pp. 145-151. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.10.018

Vanbellingen, Tim; Bertschi, Manuel; Nyffeler, Thomas; Cazzoli, Dario; Wiest, Roland; Bassetti, Claudio; Kaelin-Lang, Alain; Müri, René; Bohlhalter, Stephan (2014). Left posterior parietal theta burst stimulation affects gestural imitation regardless of semantic content. Clinical neurophysiology, 125(3), pp. 457-462. Elsevier 10.1016/j.clinph.2013.07.024

Cazzoli, Dario; Antoniades, Chrystalina A.; Kennard, Christopher; Nyffeler, Thomas; Bassetti, Claudio; Müri, René Martin (2014). Eye movements discriminate fatigue due to chronotypical factors and time spent on task--a double dissociation. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e87146. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0087146

Müri, René Martin; Cazzoli, Dario; Nef, Tobias; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Hopfner, Simone; Nyffeler, Thomas (2013). Non-invasive brain stimulation in neglect rehabilitation: an update. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 7, p. 248. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00248

Frutiger, Kathrin; Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin; Bassetti, Claudio; Nyffeler, Thomas; Barton, Jason Jeremy Sinclair (2013). The Frontal Eye Field Is Involved in Visual Vector Inversion in Humans – A Theta Burst Stimulation Study. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e83297. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0083297

Cazzoli, Dario; Schumacher, Rahel; Baas, Uli; Müri, René M; Wiest, Roland; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Hess, Christian W; Nyffeler, Thomas (2012). Bilateral neglect after bihemispheric strokes. Cortex, 48(4), pp. 504-508. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.cortex.2011.09.006

Kindler, Jochen; Schumacher, Rahel; Cazzoli, Dario; Gutbrod, Klemens; Koenig, Monica; Nyffeler, Thomas; Dierks, Thomas; Müri, René M (2012). Theta Burst Stimulation Over the Right Broca's Homologue Induces Improvement of Naming in Aphasic Patients. Stroke, 43(8), pp. 2175-2179. Baltimore, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.647503

Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René Martin; Schumacher, Rahel; von Arx, Sebastian; Chaves, Silvia; Gutbrod, Klemens; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Bauer, Daniel; Vanbellingen, Tim; Bertschi, Manuel; Kipfer, Stefan; Rosenthal, Clive R; Kennard, Christopher; Bassetti, Claudio L; Nyffeler, Thomas (2012). Theta burst stimulation reduces disability during the activities of daily living in spatial neglect. Brain, 135(Pt 11), pp. 3426-3439. Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/brain/aws182

Ossandón, José P; Onat, Selim; Cazzoli, Dario; Nyffeler, Thomas; Müri, Rene; König, Peter (2012). Unmasking the contribution of low-level features to the guidance of attention. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), pp. 3478-3487. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.09.043

Bohlhalter, Stephan; Vanbellingen, Tim; Bertschi, Manuel; Wurtz, Pascal; Cazzoli, Dario; Nyffeler, Thomas; Hess, Christian W; Müri, René (2011). Interference with gesture production by theta burst stimulation over left inferior frontal cortex. Clinical neurophysiology, 122(6), pp. 1197-202. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.clinph.2010.11.008

Cazzoli, Dario; Nyffeler, Thomas; Hess, Christian W; Müri, René M (2011). Vertical bias in neglect: A question of time? Neuropsychologia, 49(9), pp. 2369-74. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.04.010

Nyffeler, Thomas; Müri, René Martin; Cazzoli, Dario (2010). Die Theta-Burst-Stimulation - eine mögliche Therapie bei Neglektpatienten? Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie SANP / Swiss archives of neurology and psychiatry, 161(7), pp. 250-253. EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag AG

Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René M; Hess, Christian W; Nyffeler, Thomas (2010). Treatment of hemispatial neglect by means of rTMS--a review. Restorative neurology and neuroscience, 28(4), pp. 499-510. Amsterdam: IOS Press 10.3233/RNN-2010-0560

Cazzoli, Dario; Wurtz, Pascal; Müri, René M; Hess, Christian W; Nyffeler, Thomas (2009). Interhemispheric balance of overt attention: a theta burst stimulation study. European journal of neuroscience, 29(6), pp. 1271-6. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2009.06665.x

Pflugshaupt, Tobias; von Wartburg, Roman; Wurtz, Pascal; Chaves, Silvia; Déruaz, Anouk; Nyffeler, Thomas; von Arx, Sebastian; Luethi, Mathias; Cazzoli, Dario; Mueri, René M (2009). Linking physiology with behaviour: Functional specialisation of the visual field is reflected in gaze patterns during visual search. Vision Research, 49(2), pp. 237-48. Exeter: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.visres.2008.10.021

Nyffeler, Thomas; Cazzoli, Dario; Hess, Christian W; Müri, René M (2009). One session of repeated parietal theta burst stimulation trains induces long-lasting improvement of visual neglect. Stroke, 40(8), pp. 2791-2796. Baltimore, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.552323

Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, R; Hess, Ch.W.; Nyffeler, T (2009). Horizontal and vertical dimensions of visual extinction: a theta burst stimulation study. Neuroscience, 164(4), pp. 1609-1614. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2009.09.044

Nyffeler, Thomas; Cazzoli, Dario; Wurtz, Pascal; Lüthi, Mathias; von Wartburg, Roman; Chaves, Silvia; Déruaz, Anouk; Hess, Christian W; Müri, René M (2008). Neglect-like visual exploration behaviour after theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right posterior parietal cortex. European journal of neuroscience, 27(7), pp. 1809-13. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06154.x

Conference or Workshop Item

Savic, Branislav; Cazzoli, Dario; Müri, René; Meier, Beat (19 July 2016). Implicit task sequence learning and consolidation: a continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) study (Unpublished). In: 6th Internation conference on Memory (ICOM-6). Budapest, Hungary. 17.07.-22.07.2016.

Martarelli, Corinna; Wantz, Andrea Laura; Cazzoli, Dario; Kalla, Roger; Müri, René Martin; Mast, Fred (22 January 2015). The functional involvement of the oculomotor system in object memory revealed by TMS over the frontal eye field (Unpublished). In: 10th Annual Meeting Clinical Neuroscience Bern (CNB). Bern, Switzerland. 22.01.2015.

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