Manuela Pastore-Wapp


Research Coordinator

Neuropsychologist, PhD

Study management

Manuela Pastore-Wapp is researcher and research coordinator for different studies at the SCAN. Her research interests span topics related to development, recovery after stroke, and neuroimaging methods. She received her PhD in neuropsychology at the Children’s University Hospital, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland.

Dr. Pastore-Wapp's publication list:


Original articles (peer reviewed)

Kübel S, Stegmayer K, Vanbellingen T, Pastore-Wapp M, Bertschi M, Burgunder J-M, Abela E, Weder B, Walther S, Bohlhalter S. “Altered praxis network underlying limb kinetic apraxia in Parkinson's disease - an fMRI study”, NeuroImage: Clinical, 2017.

Galovic M, Leisi N, Pastore-Wapp M, Zbinden M, Vos SB, Mueller M, Weber J, Brugger F, Kägi G, Weder BJ. “Diverging lesion and connectivity patterns influence early and late swallowing recovery after hemispheric stroke". Human Brain Mapping”, 2017.

Vanbellingen T, Wapp M, Stegmayer K, Bertschi M, Abela E, Kübel S, Nyffeler T, Müri R, Walther S, Nef T, Hallett M, Bohlhalter S. “Theta burst stimulation over premotor cortex in Parkinson’s disease: an explorative study on manual dexterity”, J Neural Transm, 2016.

Wapp M*, Everts R*, Burren Y, Keller-Weldon F, El-Koussy M, Wiest R, Federspiel A, Michel P, Schroth G. “Cognitive improvement in patients with carotid stenosis is independent of treatment type”, Swiss medical weekly, 2015.

Everts R, Wapp M, Ritter BC, Perrig W, Steinlin M. “Effects of two different memory training approaches in very preterm-born children”, Advances in Pediatric Research, 2015.

Wapp M, Van de Glind G, van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen K, Dom G, Verspreet S, Carpentier PJ, …, Moggi F. “Risk factors for borderline personality disorder in treatment seeking patients with a substance use disorder: an international multicenter study”, European Addiction Research, 2015.

Wapp M, Burren Y, Znoj HJ, Moggi F. “Association of alcohol craving and proximal outcomes of a residential treatment program for patients with alcohol use disorders”, Journal of Substance Use, 2015.

Meyer A*, Wapp M*, Strik W, Moggi F. “Association between Treatment Goal and Alcohol Use Outcome One Year after Residential Treatment for Alcohol Dependence: A Swiss Multicenter Study”, Journal of Addictive Diseases, 2014.

Everts R*, Wapp M*, Burren Y, Kellner-Weldon F, El-Koussy M, Jann K, Delameillieure Lenoir J, Michel P, Schroth G. “Cognitive and emotional effects of carotid stenosis”, Swiss medical weekly, 2014.

Seitz A, Wapp M, Burren J, Stutz S, Schläfli K, Moggi F. “Association between craving and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms among patients with Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD)”, The American Journal on Addictions, 2013.

Burren Y, Wapp M, Seitz A, Ballinari P, Moggi F. “Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS-G): Psychometrische Kennwerte alkoholabhängiger Patienten in der Schweiz”, Sucht, 2012.


Study protocol (peer reviewed)

Benzing V, Eggenberger N, Spitzhüttl J, Siegwart V, Pastore-Wapp M, Kiefer C, Slavova N, Grotzer M, Heinks T, Schmidt M, Conzelmann A, Steinlin M, Everts R, Leibundgut K. “The Brainfit study: efficacy of cognitive training and exergaming in pediatric cancer survivors – a randomized controlled trial”, BMC Cancer, 2018.


* these Authors contributed equally

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