Dr Roma Siugzdaite


I am trying to understand brain mechanisms that drive changes during the development by means of functional and structural MRI data.

Research Focus







Clinical conditions


Cognitive impairment


Language disorders

Learning disabilities


Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Duncan Astle


Silvia Benavides-Varela

Alessandro Grecucci

Daniele Marinazzo

Sven Mueller

Eliana Vassena

Associated News Items

Key publications

Roma Siugzdaite, Joe Bathelt, Joni Holmes, Duncan E Astle (2020), “Transdiagnostic Brain Mapping in Developmental Disorders” Current Biology 30(7):1245-1257



Boccadoro S, Siugzdaite R, Hudson AR, Maeyens L, Van Hamme C, Mueller SC (2019), “Women with early maltreatment experience show increased resting-state functional connectivity in the theory of mind (ToM) network” Eur J Psychotraumatol 10(1):1647044

De Pauw R, Aerts H, Siugzdaite R, Meeus M, Coppieters I, Caeyenberghs K, Cagnie B (2019), “Hub disruption in patients with chronic neck pain: a graph analytical approach” Pain

Pappaianni E, De Pisapia N, Siugzdaite R, Crescentini C, Calcagnì A, Job R, Grecucci A. (2019), “Less is more: Morphometric and psychological differences between low and high reappraisers.” Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci

Sara Sorella, Gaia Lapomarda, Irene Messina, Jon Julius Frederickson, Roma Siugzdaite, Remo Job, Alessandro Grecucci (2019), “Testing the expanded continuum hypothesis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Neural and psychological evidence for shared and distinct mechanisms” NeuroImage: Clinical 23:101854


Pappaianni E, Siugzdaite R, Vettori S, Venuti P, Job R, Grecucci A. (2018), “Three shades of grey: detecting brain abnormalities in children with autism using source-, voxel- and surface-based morphometry” Eur J Neurosci

Vassena E, Gerrits R, Demanet J, Verguts T, Siugzdaite R. (2018), “Anticipation of a mentally effortful task recruits Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex: An fNIRS validation study” Neuropsychologia

Vingerhoets G, Li X, Hou L, Bogaert S, Verhelst H, Gerrits R, Siugzdaite R, Roberts N (2018), “Brain structural and functional asymmetry in human situs inversus totalis” Brain Struct Funct


Benavides-Varela S, Siugzdaite R, Gómez DM, Macagno F, Cattarossi L, Mehler J. (2017), “Brain regions and functional interactions supporting early word recognition in the face of input variability” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Grecucci A, Siugzdaite R, Job R. (2017), “Editorial: Advanced Neuroimaging Methods for Studying Autism Disorder” Front Neurosci