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Ruiz Rizzo, Adriana Lucía

Dr. Adriana Lucía Ruiz Rizzo


Department of Psychology / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Leopoldstr. 13 / D-80802 München / Germany

Office: Martiusstr. 4th

Room: 504
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 72569

Further Information

Research interests:

Mild Cognitive Impairment, Resting-state fMRI, Aging, Visual Attention, Subjective cognitive decline

Ph.D. project:

Intrinsic functional connectivity in relation to visual attention in healthy and pathological aging


PD Dr. Kathrin Finke, Dr. Christian Sorg, Prof. Dr. Hermann J. Müller.


  • Ruiz-Rizzo, A.L., Pruitt, P.J., Finke, K., Müller, H.J., Damoiseaux, J.S (In press). Lower-Resolution Retrieval of Scenes in Older Adults With Subjective Cognitive Decline. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2021 Aug 2:acab061. Epub ahead of print.
  • Küchenhoff, S., Sorg, C., Schneider, S., Kohl, O., Müller, H. J., Napiórkowski, N., Menegaux, A., Finke, K.*, & Ruiz-Rizzo, A. L.* (2021). Visual processing speed is linked to functional connectivity between right frontoparietal and visual networks. European Journal of Neuroscience; 53: 3362-3377.
  • Penning, M. D.,* Ruiz-Rizzo, A. L.*, Redel, P., Müller, H. J., Salminen, T., Strobach, T., Behrens, S., Schubert, T., Sorg, C., & Finke, K. (2021). Alertness training increases visual processing speed in healthy older adults. Psychological science, 32(3), 340-353.
  • Ruiz-Rizzo, A. L., Beissner, F., Finke, K., Müller, H. J., Zimmer, C., Pasquini, L., & Sorg, C. (2019). Human subsystems of medial temporal lobes extend locally to amygdala nuclei and globally to an allostatic-interoceptive system. NeuroImage, 116404.
  • Ruiz-Rizzo, A. L., Sorg, C., Napiorkowski, N., Neitzel, J., Menegaux, A., Müller, H. J., Vangkilde, S & Finke, K. (2019). Decreased cingulo-opercular network functional connectivity mediates the impact of aging on visual processing speed. Neurobiology of Aging, 73, 50-60.
  • Ruiz-Rizzo, A. L., Neitzel, J., Müller, H. J., Sorg, C., & Finke, K. (2018). Distinctive correspondence between separable visual attention functions and intrinsic brain networks. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 12, 89.
  • Ruiz-Rizzo, A. L., Bublak, P., Redel, P., Grimmer, T., Müller, H. J., Sorg, C., & Finke, K. (2017). Simultaneous object perception deficits are related to reduced visual processing speed in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Neurobiology of Aging, 55,132-142.
  • Londono AC, Castellanos FX, Arbelaez A, Ruiz A, Aguirre-Acevedo DC, Richardson AM, Easteal S, Lidbury BA, Arcos-Burgos M, Lopera F. An 1H-MRS framework predicts the onset of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in PSEN1 mutation carriers. Alzheimer’s & Dementia. 2014 September; 10 (5): 552–61.
  • Quiroz YT, Stern CE, Reiman EM, Brickhouse M, Ruiz A, Sperling RA, Lopera F, Dickerson BC. Cortical atrophy in presymptomatic Alzheimer's disease presenilin 1 mutation carriers. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 May; 84 (5): 556-61.
  • Quiroz YT, Ally BA, Celone K, McKeever J, Ruiz-Rizzo AL, Lopera F, Stern CE, Budson AE. Event related potential markers of brain changes in preclinical familial Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2011 Aug 2; 77(5): 469-75.
  • Quiroz YT, Budson AE, Celone K, Ruiz A, Newmark R, Castrillón G, Lopera F, Stern CE. Hippocampal Hyperactivation in Presymptomatic Familial Alzheimer’s Disease. Annals of Neurology. 2010 Dec; 68(6): 865-75.