Clinical neurophysiology of isolated REM sleep behavior disorder: a window on neurodegeneration - Raffaele Ferri - 24.1.22

Lunedì, 24 Gennaio, 2022

Raffaele Ferri, MD, Neurologist (IRCCS Oasi of Troina, Italy)


Date and time schedule of the webinar

January 24,  2022, 03:00-04:00 p.m. CET (Italian time)

Zoom link at

Passcode: 280803

ID: 890 8663 7071



The Event:  Sapienza Neuroscience Seminar Series in 2022


We normally do not move during the cyclic periods of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, typically associated with vivid dreams. In contrast, patients with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder experience physically acting out vivid, often unpleasant, dreams with vocal sounds and often manifest violent arm and leg movements.

More and more scientific pieces of evidence show that REM sleep behavior disorder may be a very early symptom of brain progressive neurodegenerative disorders belonging to severe motor and cognitive deficits such as Parkinson's and Lewy body diseases.

Sapienza Neuroscience promoted an exciting discussion on this emerging topic of clinical brain research inviting Dr Raffaele Ferri.



Raffaele Ferri, MD, Neurologist (

 Current Position 

Director of Scientific Hospital IRCCS OASI of Troina, Italy   

Career and Qualifications 

He received a master’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (1981) and a Board Certified in Neurology (1985) at the Catholic University of Rome (Italy).  

He was Scientific Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the Italian Society of Psychophysiology, Secretary of the Federation of the European Psychophysiology Societies, Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine. He is the current President of the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine and Deputy President of the European Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group.

He is Associate Editor of the scientific journals Sleep, PLOS One, and International Journal of Psychophysiology. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine and Sleep Medicine Reviews and collaborator, as a reviewer, of several other international scientific journals.

Scientific activity

He authored > 400 scientific publications on neurophysiological and psychophysiological mechanisms of normal and pathological aging through the recording of polysomnographic activities, evoked potentials and related events, computerized analysis of EEG, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.



speaker(s): Raffaele Ferri Organizzazione: Claudio Babiloni

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