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Michela Mazzetti

Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: M-PSI/01 General Psychology

Curriculum vitae

Michela Mazzetti Ph.D.

Work Address

Experimental, Diagnostic ans Specialty Department (DIMES)
School of Medicine
Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna
Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, PAV 21, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna

Education and Academic Employment

1997: Degree in Experimental Psychology (110/110 cum Laude), University of Bologna (five years degree), Italy

2001: Research Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy

2003: Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy.

2004-2014: Permanent position as Research Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy.

2014-present: Permanent position as Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy.

Research interests

1) Relationship between sleep and information processing:
1.a) Mental sleep experiences (MSE) during REM e NREM sleep in normal subjects and neurologic patients (epilepsy and narcolepsy-cataplexy patients);
1.b) Off-line reprocessing of verbal stimuli during REM and NREM sleep;
1.c) Effect of sleep organization (in normal subjects and narcoleptic patients) on access of semantic knowledge and consolidation of procedural skills.
1.d) Effects of the characteristics of the sleep-wake cycle on efficiency and emotional reactivity.

2) Emotional reactivity and individual differences in stress response:
2.a) Individual differences and emotional response in normal subjects and neurologic, metabolic or dermatological disorders.
2.b) Emotional reactivity in patients with Narcolepsy-Cataplexy (Narcolepsy Type 1, NT1)

3) Health communication and well-being in patients and health workers:
3.a) Effects of individual traits (of patient and physician) and health organization factors on patient compliance, satisfaction, physical complaints and treatment outcomes;
3.b) Assessment and development of effective communication between health personnel and patients.
3.c) Emotional reactivity, response to stress and psychophysical well-being in management health emergencies.