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Michela Mazzetti

Associate Professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: M-PSI/01 General Psychology

Research

Keywords: Sleep organization Mental activity during sleep Emotional reactivity Emotion Regulation Stress response Health Communication

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.