Luigi De Gennaro

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Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Sleep spindles: an overview
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 7:423-40. 2003
  2. doi Recovery sleep after sleep deprivation almost completely abolishes dream recall
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 206:293-8. 2010
  3. ncbi An electroencephalographic fingerprint of human sleep
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Neuroimage 26:114-22. 2005
  4. ncbi Neurophysiological correlates of sleepiness: a combined TMS and EEG study
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neuroimage 36:1277-87. 2007
  5. ncbi Slow eye movements and subjective estimates of sleepiness predict EEG power changes during sleep deprivation
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Sleep 30:610-6. 2007
  6. doi Recalling and forgetting dreams: theta and alpha oscillations during sleep predict subsequent dream recall
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosci 31:6674-83. 2011
  7. ncbi How we fall asleep: regional and temporal differences in electroencephalographic synchronization at sleep onset
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Sleep Med 14:1112-22. 2013
  8. pmc Cortical plasticity induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation during wakefulness affects electroencephalogram activity during sleep
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 3:e2483. 2008
  9. doi Procedural learning and sleep hippocampal low frequencies in humans
    Fabio Moroni
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Neuroimage 42:911-8. 2008
  10. doi Slow EEG rhythms and inter-hemispheric synchronization across sleep and wakefulness in the human hippocampus
    Fabio Moroni
    Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
    Neuroimage 60:497-504. 2012

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Publications43

  1. ncbi Sleep spindles: an overview
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 7:423-40. 2003
    ....
  2. doi Recovery sleep after sleep deprivation almost completely abolishes dream recall
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 206:293-8. 2010
    ....
  3. ncbi An electroencephalographic fingerprint of human sleep
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Neuroimage 26:114-22. 2005
    ..One possible hypothesis is that these EEG invariances can be related to individual differences in genetically determined functional brain anatomy, rather than to sleep-dependent mechanisms...
  4. ncbi Neurophysiological correlates of sleepiness: a combined TMS and EEG study
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neuroimage 36:1277-87. 2007
    ..However, the lack of an increase in cortical excitability after prolonged wakefulness in males suggests some caution in the generalization of these effects, that deserve further investigation...
  5. ncbi Slow eye movements and subjective estimates of sleepiness predict EEG power changes during sleep deprivation
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Sleep 30:610-6. 2007
    ....
  6. doi Recalling and forgetting dreams: theta and alpha oscillations during sleep predict subsequent dream recall
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosci 31:6674-83. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi How we fall asleep: regional and temporal differences in electroencephalographic synchronization at sleep onset
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Sleep Med 14:1112-22. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc Cortical plasticity induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation during wakefulness affects electroencephalogram activity during sleep
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 3:e2483. 2008
    ..Here, we test the hypothesis that reorganization of motor cortex produced by long-term potentiation (LTP) affects EEG activity of this brain area during subsequent sleep...
  9. doi Procedural learning and sleep hippocampal low frequencies in humans
    Fabio Moroni
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Neuroimage 42:911-8. 2008
    ..These findings are consistent with the hypothesis of synaptic homeostasis occurring during sleep, suggesting that hippocampal slow oscillations are associated with local processes of post-learning synaptic downscaling...
  10. doi Slow EEG rhythms and inter-hemispheric synchronization across sleep and wakefulness in the human hippocampus
    Fabio Moroni
    Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
    Neuroimage 60:497-504. 2012
    ..Further studies might shed light on the role of these low frequency rhythms in the encoding processes during wakefulness and in the consolidation processes during subsequent sleep...
  11. doi The electroencephalographic fingerprint of sleep is genetically determined: a twin study
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
    Ann Neurol 64:455-60. 2008
    ..If replicated, these results will establish the electroencephalographic profile during sleep as one of the most heritable traits of humans...
  12. ncbi Paradoxes of the first-night effect: a quantitative analysis of antero-posterior EEG topography
    Giuseppe Curcio
    Laboratorio di Psicofisiologia del Sonno, Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:1178-88. 2004
    ..Being considered fragmented and poorly efficient, the adaptation night is discarded for data analysis. The present study aims to provide a quantitative and topographical EEG analysis of this phenomenon...
  13. doi The effects of sleep deprivation in humans: topographical electroencephalogram changes in non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep versus REM sleep
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Sleep Res 19:260-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, REM sleep and NREM sleep seem to share some homeostatic mechanisms in response to sleep deprivation, as indicated mainly by the similar direction and topography of changes in low-frequency activity...
  14. doi Interhemispheric transfer deficit in alexithymia: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study
    Vincenzo Romei
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 77:175-81. 2008
    ..This study investigated the hypothesis of a transcallosal interhemispheric transfer deficit in alexithymia by means of paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation...
  15. ncbi Regional differences of the human sleep electroencephalogram in response to selective slow-wave sleep deprivation
    Michele Ferrara
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 12:737-48. 2002
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  16. ncbi Effect of total sleep deprivation on the landmarks of stage 2 sleep
    Giuseppe Curcio
    Laboratorio di Psicofisiologia del Sonno, Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78 00185 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:2279-85. 2003
    ..To assess the effects of total sleep deprivation on sleep spindle and K-complex (KC) density...
  17. ncbi Regional differences of the temporal EEG dynamics during the first 30 min of human sleep
    Michele Ferrara
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Res 44:83-9. 2002
    ..The peculiar behavior of the alpha and beta EEG bands over the frontal derivation indicates the need to re-consider the functional role of traditional EEG bands during sleep...
  18. ncbi Amygdala and hippocampus volumetry and diffusivity in relation to dreaming
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Hum Brain Mapp 32:1458-70. 2011
    ..These findings indicate some direct relationships between volumetric and ultrastructural measures of the hippocampus-amygdala complex and specific qualitative features of dreaming...
  19. ncbi Cortical EEG topography of REM onset: the posterior dominance of middle and high frequencies
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, Section of Neuroscience, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:561-70. 2002
    ..To investigate the brain topography of human sleep electroencephalography (EEG) along the antero-posterior axis during rapid eye movement sleep (REM) onset and REM offset, by means of a quantitative analysis of EEG changes...
  20. pmc Is sleep essential for neural plasticity in humans, and how does it affect motor and cognitive recovery?
    Maurizio Gorgoni
    Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Neural Plast 2013:103949. 2013
    ..We conclude that a better understanding of the sleep-plasticity link could be crucial from a rehabilitative point of view. ..
  21. doi How we remember the stuff that dreams are made of: neurobiological approaches to the brain mechanisms of dream recall
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 226:592-6. 2012
    ..Although preliminary, these converging pieces of evidence strengthen the general view that the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying episodic/declarative memory formation may be the same across different states of consciousness...
  22. ncbi Modulation of corticospinal excitability by paired associative stimulation: reproducibility of effects and intraindividual reliability
    Fabiana Fratello
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:2667-74. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the reproducibility of PAS with ISI 25 (PAS25), assessed in two separate sessions. Intraindividual reliability of TMS measures was also evaluated...
  23. ncbi Topographical changes in N1-P2 amplitude upon awakening from recovery sleep after slow-wave sleep deprivation
    Michele Ferrara
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:1183-90. 2002
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  24. ncbi The cyclic alternating pattern decreases as a consequence of total sleep deprivation and correlates with EEG arousals
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 45:95-8. 2002
    ..95). These results indicate that recuperative processes after sleep deprivation are also associated with a lesser arousal instability as defined by the reduction of the CAP rate, which is strongly correlated with EEG arousals...
  25. ncbi Alexithymia and dream recall upon spontaneous morning awakening
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Psychosom Med 65:301-6. 2003
    ..The issue of a quantitative and qualitative impoverishment of dream activity in alexithymic subjects was assessed by analysis of the 14-day dream reports of two groups of accurately selected alexithymic and nonalexithymic subjects...
  26. pmc Sleep in the human hippocampus: a stereo-EEG study
    Fabio Moroni
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 2:e867. 2007
    ..Given the increasing interest in the spatiotemporal relationships between cortical and hippocampal activity during sleep, this study aimed to shed more light on the basic features of human sleep in the hippocampus...
  27. ncbi Are polysomnographic measures of sleep correlated to alexithymia? A study on laboratory-adapted sleepers
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Sezione di Neuroscienze, Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 53:1091-5. 2002
    ..As a further measure of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep characteristics, REM density was also measured...
  28. ncbi The relationship between alexithymia, depression, and sleep complaints
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 128:253-8. 2004
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  29. ncbi Sleep loss, learning capacity and academic performance
    Giuseppe Curcio
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 10:323-37. 2006
    ..These results may been related to the specific involvement of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in vulnerability to sleep loss. Most methodological limitations are discussed and some future research goals are suggested...
  30. ncbi Quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG) in insomnia: a new window on pathophysiological mechanisms
    Cristina Marzano
    Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 14:3446-55. 2008
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  31. ncbi Psychosocial factors discriminate oligozoospermic from normozoospermic men
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Fertil Steril 79:1571-6. 2003
    ..To compare the profile of psychosocial variables in a group of oligozoospermic and normozoospermic men for assessing the hypothesis of a relationship between impaired seminal status and psychosocial factors...
  32. ncbi Changes in fronto-posterior functional coupling at sleep onset in humans
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    J Sleep Res 13:209-17. 2004
    ..In this network, prefrontal areas may play a leading role in the propagation of synchronizing signals conveyed at frequencies spanning delta to beta rhythms...
  33. ncbi Antero-posterior functional coupling at sleep onset: changes as a function of increased sleep pressure
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 65:133-40. 2005
    ..These findings support the notion that a spread of synchronizing signals from associative prefrontal to posterior areas play a role in the wake-sleep transition...
  34. ncbi Oculomotor changes are associated to daytime sleepiness in the multiple sleep latency test
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    J Sleep Res 14:107-12. 2005
    ..Both individual and group results show that endogenous blinking is associated with moderate changes in daytime sleepiness...
  35. ncbi Can an inert sleeping pill affect sleep? Effects on polysomnographic, behavioral and subjective measures
    Fabiana Fratello
    Dipartimento di Scienze Relazionali G Iacono, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 181:761-70. 2005
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  36. ncbi Interhemispheric asymmetry of human sleep EEG in response to selective slow-wave sleep deprivation
    Michele Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
    Behav Neurosci 116:976-81. 2002
    ..These results support the greater need for sleep recuperative processes of the left hemisphere, suggesting that local sleep regulation processes may also act during REM sleep...
  37. ncbi Corticospinal excitability and sleep: a motor threshold assessment by transcranial magnetic stimulation after awakenings from REM and NREM sleep
    Mario Bertini
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Sleep Res 13:31-6. 2004
    ..On the contrary, the increase of MTs upon REM sleep awakenings should reflect peripheral factors. We conclude that our findings legitimate the introduction of the TMS technique as a new proper tool in sleep research...
  38. ncbi Intracortical inhibition and facilitation upon awakening from different sleep stages: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study
    Luigi De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 19:3099-104. 2004
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  39. ncbi Reduction of transcallosal inhibition upon awakening from REM sleep in humans as assessed by transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Mario Bertini
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza Rome, Italy
    Sleep 27:875-82. 2004
    ..The aim of the study is to assess, in humans, transcallosal inhibition upon awakening from rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep, by paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)...
  40. doi Sleep to find your way: the role of sleep in the consolidation of memory for navigation in humans
    Michele Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi dell Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Hippocampus 18:844-51. 2008
    ..In conclusion, our results indicate that spatial performance improvement is observed only when learning is followed by a period of sleep, regardless of the retention interval length...
  41. ncbi The role of sleep in the consolidation of route learning in humans: a behavioural study
    Michele Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi dell Aquila, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 71:4-9. 2006
    ..These preliminary findings shed more light on the role of sleep in spatial memory consolidation by extending to humans the considerable evidence found in animals...
  42. ncbi Directional information flows between brain hemispheres during presleep wake and early sleep stages
    Mario Bertini
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 17:1970-8. 2007
    ..This evidence might open the way for a variety of research lines on different psychophysiological and pathological conditions...
  43. ncbi Mobile phone emissions and human brain excitability
    Florinda Ferreri
    Department of Neurology, University Campus Biomedico, Isola Tiberina
    Ann Neurol 60:188-96. 2006
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