Luigi De Gennaro

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Current position Associate professor
Contacts  
Address Dipartimento di Psicologia,
Università di Roma "Sapienza"
via dei Marsi, 78
00185, ROMA
Phone +39-06-4991.7508
Fax +39-06-4991.7711
E-mail luigi.degennaro@uniroma1.it

 

 

MAIN TOPICS IN SLEEP RESEARCH

Neurophysiology:

  • Heritability
  • Excitability of motor cortex
  • Cortico-Hippocampal networks
  • Corpus callosum
  • Sleep fragmentation
  • Sleep onset
  • Sleep inertia
  • Sleepiness
  • Oculomotor system
  • Placebo effect
  • Phasic events of REM and NREM sleep (Spindles, K-complexes, REMs, SEMs, MEMAs, muscle twitches)
  • Dream recall
  • Personality correlates of dreaming
  • Hemispheric asymmetries
  • Spatial learning and memory
  • Exposure to GSM fields

Techniques:

  • Conventional and quantitative EEG (cortical EEG topography)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Evoked potentials
  • EMG (nerve conduction studies)
  • EOG (oculomotor system studies)

Pathologies:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Cortical topography of sleep in neurodegenerative disorders

 

 

STUDIES AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY

 

1981 - Graduation in Psychology

1983-present - Registered member of 8 research Societies

1986 - Passed the examination for the Doctorate of Research in Psychology in the University of Rome "Sapienza"

1989 - Obtained the degree of "Dottore di Ricerca" (Ph.D.) at the University of Rome "Sapienza"

1990-1992 - Recipient of the grant of "Istituto Superiore di Sanità"

1991 - Spended a period of study at Dallas (U.S.A.) in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas

1990-1994 - Member of National Scientific Committee of Italian Group for the study of Eye Movements

1990-1991 - Conducted courses of Physiological Psychology

1992 - University Researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Rome "Sapienza"

1996-2001 - Lecturer of Physiological Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Rome "Sapienza"

2001 - Associate Professor of Physiological Psychology at the Department of Psychology. University of Rome "Sapienza"

2005-2007 - Professor of Physiological Psychology at the European University of Rome

2005-present - Scientific consultant of Sleep Laboratory at Ospedale Fatebenefratelli di Brescia and AfaR

2001-present - Lecturer of Physiological Psychology, Basis of Physiological Psychology, Psychophysiology of Consciousness Conditions, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders, Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, at the University of Rome "Sapienza"

- Reviewer of the following journals:

1. EEG Clinical Neurophysiology and, subsequently, Clinical Neurophysiology

2. Sleep

3. Sleep Research Online

4. Psychiatry research

5. Journal of Sleep Research

6. Nutritional Neuroscience--An International Journal

7. Personality and Individual Differences

8. Physiology & Behavior

9. Psychophysiology

10. Cerebral Cortex

11. Industrial Health

12. Sleep Medicine Reviews

13. European Journal of Neuroscience

14. Journal of Psychosomatic Research

15. Perceptual and Motor Skills

16. Brain Research Bulletin

17. Journal of Psychophysiology

18. Neuroscience Letters

19. Behavioral Neuroscience

20. Neuroscience

21. Journal of Psychophysiology

22. Cognitive Processing

23. Science

24. Neuropsychologia

25. Journal of Vestibular Research

26. International Journal of Experimental Psychology

27. Quartely Journal of Experimental Psychology

28. Annals of Biomedical Engineering

- Associate Editor of Journal of Sleep Research

- Editorial Board of The Open Medical Imaging Journal

- Guest Editorial Board of Current Pharmaceutical Design

 

Author of:

5 BOOKS

92 INTERNATIONAL PUBBLICATIONS

22 NATIONAL PUBBLICATIONS

14 CHAPTERS IN NATIONAL BOOKS

7 CONTRIBUTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL BOOKS

36 CONTRIBUTIONS IN NATIONAL BOOKS

65 ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

13 ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED IN NATIONAL JOURNALS

29 ABSTRACTS OF INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

161 PUBBLICATIONS OF NATIONAL CONGRESS


 

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