M Ferrara

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements as possible indicators of nighttime sleepiness
    S Porcu
    Aeronautica Militare Italiana, Istituto Medico Legale, Reparto Neurologia, Roma, Italy
    Physiol Behav 65:437-43. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Auditory arousal thresholds after selective slow-wave sleep deprivation
    M Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:2148-52. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Selective slow-wave sleep (SWS) deprivation and SWS rebound: do we need a fixed SWS amount per night?
    M Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma, Rome 00185, Italy
    Sleep Res Online 2:15-9. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing nighttime vigilance through a three-letter cancellation task (3-LCT): effects of daytime sleep with temazepam or placebo
    M Casagrande
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Physiol Behav 68:251-6. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint A complementary relationship between wake and REM sleep in the auditory system: a pre-sleep increase of middle-ear muscle activity (MEMA) causes a decrease of MEMA during sleep
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 130:105-12. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Antero-posterior EEG changes during the wakefulness-sleep transition
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuoroscienze, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 112:1901-11. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of slow-wave sleep (SWS) deprivation and time of night on behavioral performance upon awakening
    M Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Physiol Behav 68:55-61. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of a presleep optokinetic stimulation on rapid eye movements during REM sleep
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78 00185, Roma, Italy
    Physiol Behav 69:471-5. 2000
  9. doi request reprint Psychomotor performance is not influenced by brief repeated exposures to mobile phones
    G Curcio
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Bioelectromagnetics 29:237-41. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint The spontaneous K-complex during stage 2 sleep: is it the 'forerunner' of delta waves?
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita degli Studi La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78 00185, Roma, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 291:41-3. 2000

Collaborators

  • G Curcio
  • S Farrace
  • L De Gennaro
  • M Bertini
  • C Marzano
  • S Porcu
  • F Moroni
  • E Valentini
  • M Casagrande
  • P Solero
  • L Urbani
  • A Bellatreccia
  • D Di Lisi
  • A Pira
  • R Musto
  • R Cristiani
  • F Ferlazzo

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements as possible indicators of nighttime sleepiness
    S Porcu
    Aeronautica Militare Italiana, Istituto Medico Legale, Reparto Neurologia, Roma, Italy
    Physiol Behav 65:437-43. 1998
    ..These results, suggesting that saccadic performance, unlike SP, seems to be more sensitive to increasing levels of sleepiness, encourage further research on this topic...
  2. ncbi request reprint Auditory arousal thresholds after selective slow-wave sleep deprivation
    M Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:2148-52. 1999
    ..The presence of a time-of-night effect on AATs will also be assessed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Selective slow-wave sleep (SWS) deprivation and SWS rebound: do we need a fixed SWS amount per night?
    M Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma, Rome 00185, Italy
    Sleep Res Online 2:15-9. 1999
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing nighttime vigilance through a three-letter cancellation task (3-LCT): effects of daytime sleep with temazepam or placebo
    M Casagrande
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Physiol Behav 68:251-6. 1999
    ..Nocturnal variations of vigilance detected through the 3-LCT were similar to those revealed by means of MSLT, while the ability to maintain wakefulness was substantially spared during the night...
  5. ncbi request reprint A complementary relationship between wake and REM sleep in the auditory system: a pre-sleep increase of middle-ear muscle activity (MEMA) causes a decrease of MEMA during sleep
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 130:105-12. 2000
    ..Results suggest that the complementary relationship between wake and REM sleep is not bounded to oculomotor activity, but it may also be extended at least to middle-ear muscle phasic activity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Antero-posterior EEG changes during the wakefulness-sleep transition
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuoroscienze, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 112:1901-11. 2001
    ..To investigate the brain topography of the human sleep EEG along the antero-posterior axis during the wakefulness-sleep transition, by means of both a single Hz analysis and a grouped-frequency analysis of EEG changes...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of slow-wave sleep (SWS) deprivation and time of night on behavioral performance upon awakening
    M Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Physiol Behav 68:55-61. 1999
    ..Finally, our results do not support the existence of a circadian rhythm of sleep inertia linked to body temperature rhythm...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of a presleep optokinetic stimulation on rapid eye movements during REM sleep
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78 00185, Roma, Italy
    Physiol Behav 69:471-5. 2000
    ..The results suggest that the complementary relation between wake and sleep eye movements is specific for the saccadic system, allowing us to exclude a peripheral mechanism, that is, an effect due to fatigue of extraocular muscles...
  9. doi request reprint Psychomotor performance is not influenced by brief repeated exposures to mobile phones
    G Curcio
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Bioelectromagnetics 29:237-41. 2008
    ..In summary, these data show an absence of effects with these particular exposure conditions; however, possible cognitive effects induced by different signal characteristics cannot be excluded...
  10. ncbi request reprint The spontaneous K-complex during stage 2 sleep: is it the 'forerunner' of delta waves?
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita degli Studi La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78 00185, Roma, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 291:41-3. 2000
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Oculomotor impairment after 1 night of total sleep deprivation: a dissociation between measures of speed and accuracy
    L De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78 00185, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1771-8. 2000
    ..The present study examined the effects of 40 h of sleep deprivation and of time-of-day on saccadic and smooth pursuit oculomotor performance...
  12. ncbi request reprint Slow eye movements and EEG power spectra during wake-sleep transition
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuroscienze, Universita degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78 00185, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:2107-15. 2000
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between slow eye movements (SEMs) and quantitative EEG measures during the wake-sleep transition...
  13. ncbi request reprint Visual search performance across 40 h of continuous wakefulness: Measures of speed and accuracy and relation with oculomotor performance
    L De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Physiol Behav 74:197-204. 2001
    ..Such a performance worsening is evident on speed, but not on accuracy indices, and is strictly related to the deterioration of oculomotor performance, indicating a clear circadian effect...
  14. ncbi request reprint Auditory evoked responses upon awakening from sleep in human subjects
    M Ferrara
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 310:145-8. 2001
    ..The reaction times, recorded concomitantly to AEPs, were more sensitive to the negative effects of sleep inertia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of slow-wave sleep deprivation on topographical distribution of spindles
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sezione di Neuroscienze, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185, Roma, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 116:55-9. 2000
    ..It is concluded that the SWS rebound after 2 nights of selective SWS deprivation is associated with a reduction of spindles during stage 2...
  16. ncbi request reprint Topographical distribution of spindles: variations between and within nrem sleep cycles
    L De Gennaro
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universit degli Studi La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Sleep Res Online 3:155-60. 2000
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological effects of mobile phone electromagnetic fields on humans: a comprehensive review
    E Valentini
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
    Bioelectromagnetics 28:415-32. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Time-course of electromagnetic field effects on human performance and tympanic temperature
    G Curcio
    Department of Psychology, La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Neuroreport 15:161-4. 2004
    ..There was a clear time-course of the reaction time and temperature data, indicating that performance and physiological measures need a minimum of 25 min of EMF exposure to show appreciable changes...
  19. ncbi request reprint The boundary between wakefulness and sleep: quantitative electroencephalographic changes during the sleep onset period
    L De Gennaro
    Department of Psychology, Section of Neuroscience, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Neuroscience 107:1-11. 2001
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Electroencephalographic sleep inertia of the awakening brain
    C Marzano
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Neuroscience 176:308-17. 2011
    ..Altogether these findings support the hypothesis that a generalized reduction in beta activity and increased delta activity in more posterior areas upon awakening may represent the EEG substratum of the sleep inertia phenomenon...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reduced sympathetic outflow and adrenal secretory activity during a 40-day stay in the Antarctic
    S Farrace
    CSV, Aerospace Medicine Department, Pratica di Mare AFB, 00040 Pomezia, Roma, Italy
    Int J Psychophysiol 49:17-27. 2003
    ..This pattern is suggestive of a trophotropic neurovegetative adaptive process...
  22. ncbi request reprint Is the brain influenced by a phone call? An EEG study of resting wakefulness
    G Curcio
    Department of Psychology, La Sapienza University of Rome, Via dei Marsi 78, I 00185 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Res 53:265-70. 2005
    ..The present data lend further support to the idea that pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic fields can affect normal brain functioning, also if no conclusions can be drawn about the possible health effects...
  23. pmc Dysmorphism of the middle ear: case report
    P Solero
    Audiology and Phoniatric Clinic, Torino, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 25:292-5. 2005
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  24. ncbi request reprint Performance, ability to stay awake, and tendency to fall asleep during the night after a diurnal sleep with temazepam or placebo
    S Porcu
    Divisione Aerea Studi Ricerche e Sperimentazioni, Reparto Medicina Aeronautica e Spaziale, Aeropoto di Pratica di Mare, Pomezia Roma, Italy
    Sleep 20:535-41. 1997
    ..Temazepam resulted in being an effective diurnal hypnotic, increasing total sleep time with no residual detrimental effects on sleepiness and performance and with an increase in the ability to stay awake...