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I have a degree in dentistry and in clinical and rehabilitation psychology. My research fields concern hypnosis, oral surgery, regenerative surgery, facial aesthetic therapies, posture in dentistry. I have been carrying out courses for over 15 years and every year I participate in two training courses for the Italian Higher Health Institute. I create scientific articles for national and international newspapers.
Hypnotizability refers to the individual responsiveness to hypnosis, and literature shows that the greater the hypnotizability, the more effective the hypnotic suggestions. So far, few studies attempted to enhance hypnotizability, and only two adopted brain stimulation with magnetic pulses. In the present study, we aimed to boost hypnotizability th...
The present study aims at identifying reliable markers of neural preparatory processes during hypnosis. To this goal, we recorded the electroencephalographic activity of 23 volunteers regardless of their hypnotizability score. Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were elicited while participants received non‐painful electrical stimuli on the left...
A large literature indicated hypnosis as a useful tool to reduce pain perception, especially in high susceptible individuals. However, due to different methodological aspects, it was still not clear whether hypnosis modulates the early sensory processing of the stimuli or if it affects only the later stages of affective processing. In the present s...
The final properties of a glass-ionomer cement(GIC) are strictly related to the chemical and physical characteristics of the glass, although their precise correlations are still unclear. In this in vitro study, the Authors analysed and subsequently compared the composition of the glass in four commercially available GICs. The results show that the...