Full professor


Prof Giandomenico Iannetti – Short Curriculum Vitae

Personal data
Place and date of birth Rome, Italy, 28th September 1974
Nationality Italian
Work Address Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
University College London (UCL), Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London
Phone +44 (0) 20 7679 3759

MD; PhD (Neuroscience)

1989-1993 High School (“liceo classico”), with full marks (60/60).
July 1999 MD (110/110 cum laude) “Sapienza” University, Rome, Italy.
1999-2002 PhD in Neuroscience, “Sapienza” University, Rome, Italy.

Academic appointments (in reverse chronological order)
2018-present Director, Neuroscience and Behaviour Laboratory, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
2014-present Full Professor of Neuroscience,
Dept Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, UCL
2012-2019 Programme Co-Director, CoMPLEX MRes (, UCL
2012-2014 Reader (Associate Professor) in Human Neuroscience, UCL
2009-2012 Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), UCL
2008-2009 University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford
2006-2014 Royal Society University Research Fellow,
Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford (2006-2009)
Dept of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, UCL (2009-2014)
2006-2009 Fellow by Special Election and College Tutor in Medicine
St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
2005 Visiting Scientist, Functional Imaging Lab, NIH, Bethesda, (USA)
2003-2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford

Summary of Publications (2000-2018)
Articles in peer-reviewed journals: 143
As first or senior author: 87
Number of citations (Google Scholar): >11,000
Impact factor (JCR 2015): 853.4
H-index and i10-index (Google Scholar): 56 and 130
Book chapters: 7
Updated metrics:

Approximate total grant income: >£ 4,3M
1. ERC Consolidator Grant (2015-2020): EUR 1,627,825
2. Wellcome Trust Strategic Award (2014-2020), as one of six PIs: £ 5,287,909
3. MRC Project Grant (2015-2019), as co-PI: £ 253,456
4. Wellcome Trust Project Grant 094863/Z/10/Z (2012-2014): £ 257,755
5. MRC CASE PhD studentship (2011-2014), as PI: £ 40,274
6. UCL "Grand Challenges" PhD studentship (2010-2013)
7. IASP Developed-Developing Countries Collaborative Research Grants (2012-2013): $ 15,000
8. BBSRC project grant BB/G01177X/1 (2009-2012): £ 255,682
9. Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2006-2011): £ 604,279
10. Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2011-2014): £ 332,044
11. El.En. Industrial Grant 60/10-DA (2010): £ 24,822
12. British Academy Small Research Grant (2010-2011): £ 6,300
13. Sponsor of Dr Moayedi’s award by the Canadian IHR (2013-2015): CAD 150,000
14. Arthritis Research UK Research Grant (2017-2019): £ 87,652 (as co-PI)
15. UCL Cities Programme Research Grant (2019): £ 5,000 (as co-PI)

Main scientific awards
1. Young investigator best presentation, SINC conference, Bergamo (2000)
2. IFCN Young Investigator Fellowship (2001)
4. Merit Award 2003/2004, University of Oxford
5. Merit Award 2005/2006, University of Oxford
6. Research Prize of the Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford (2006)
7. Recipient of the Annual Prize of the Italian Physiological Society (2007)
8. 2nd best congress contribution (out of >1,200), EFIC-IASP (2011)
9. Recipient of the Patrick D Wall Investigator Award for Basic Science (2012)
This award is presented every three years at the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) congress. Initiated in 1987, it honors individuals who have achieved an excellent level of independence as a scholar in the field of pain. The IASP Committee on Research selects the recipient. The prize is presented during formal sessions at the Congress.
10. Recipient of the Annual Prize of the Italian Society of Psychophysiology (2012)
11. Patrick Wall Medal from the British Pain Society (2013)
12. Plenary speaker at the 14th World Congress of Pain of the IASP (2014)
13. Camillo Golgi prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2014)
14. European Research Council Consolidator Award (2015)
15. Fellowship of the Instut d’Études Avancées (IEA) de Paris (2017)

Grant Referee
Extensive activity for primary international funding bodies including: European Research Council (ERC), Human Frontiers Science Project (HFSP), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany), Max-Planck Society (Germany), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), Medical Research Council (MRC), The Wellcome Trust, UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), UK Migraine Trust, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS, Belgium), National Science Foundation (USA), Pain Relief Foundation (USA), Health Research Board (Ireland), International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

Roles in scientific journals
As Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurophysiology, I handle submissions for pain, sensorimotor and cognitive neuroscience. I am also section editor for Physiological Reports, and part of the editorial board of Experimental Brain Research, Frontiers in System Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Pain, Cognitive Sciences.

Invited lectures
>180 invited lectures, including the following 17 Keynotes, Named and Plenary Lectures:

Academic supervision
Post-doctoral researchers
- Andre’ Mouraux (Oct 2007-Sep 2009), currently Full Professor at Universitè Catholique de Louvain
- Meng Liang (Jun 2009-Mar 2014), currently Full Professor at Tianjin University
- Li Hu (Mar 2011-Dec 2012), currently Full Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
- Chiara Sambo (Sep 2010-Oct 2012), currently NHS clinical psychologist
- Elia Valentini (Mar 2010-Jun 2011), currently Lecturer at Essex University, UK
- Zhiguo Zhang (Feb 2011-Jun 2011), currently Associate Professor at University of Singapore
- Flavia Mancini (Jan 2012-Jan 2017), currently PDRA at the University of Cambridge
- Massih Moayedi (Jun 2012-June 2016), currently Assistant Professor at Toronto University
- Marina Kilintari (Dec 2015-present)
- Giacomo Novembre (Feb 2016-present)
- Rory John Bufacchi (Oct 2016-present)
- Yifei Guo (Jun 2016-present)
- Cesare Magri (Feb 2018-present)

PhD and MSc and Undergraduate students
>6 (PhD) >25 (MSc and UG) successfully supervised at Oxford/UCL.

Other aspects of mentorship
I act as mentor in a number of schemes, both within and outside the UK (e.g. mentor for Royal Society University Research Fellows of the Royal Society: I am also regularly invited as external examiner for PhD vivas both in the UK and abroad (see full-length CV for details).

For further details see

Full list of publications (in reverse chronological order: 2000-2019)

1. Hu L, Iannetti GD. The neural basis of pain sensitivity. PNAS 2019 in press
2. Bufacchi RJ, Iannetti GD. The value of actions, in time and space. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2019 in press
3. Liang M, Su Q, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Spatial patterns of brain activity preferentially reflecting transient pain and stimulus intensity. Cerebral Cortex 2019 in press
4. Iannetti GD, Vallortigara G. Cognitive Gadgets and Cognitive Priors. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2019 in press
5. Somervail R, Bufacchi RJ, Kilintari M, Novembre G, Guo Y, Swapp D, Steed A, Iannetti GD. Direction-specific movement of environmental threats modifies the peripersonal space-related defensive actions. Scientific Reports 2019 in press
6. Bufacchi RJ, Ponticelli S, Novembre G, Kilintari M, Guo Y, Iannetti GD. Muscular effort increases hand-blink reflex magnitude. Neuroscience Letters 2019 in press
7. Su Q, Qin W, Yang QQ, Yu CS Qian TY, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD, Liang M. Brain regions preferentially responding to transient and iso-intense painful or tactile stimuli. NeuroImage 2019 in press
8. Beck B, Gnanasampanthan S, Iannetti GD, Haggard P. No temporal contrast enhancement of simple decreases in noxious heat. Journal of Neurophysiology 2019 in press

9. Bufacchi RJ, Iannetti GD. An action field theory of peripersonal space. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2018, in press
10. Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. The search for pain biomarkers in the human brain. Brain 2018, in press
11. Novembre G, Pawar VM, Bufacchi RJ, Kilintari M, Srinivasan MA, Rothwell JC, Haggard P, Iannetti GD. Saliency detection as a reactive process: unexpected sensory events evoke cortico-muscular coupling. Journal of Neuroscience 2018 Feb 28;38(9):2385-2397.
12. Kilintari M, Bufacchi RJ, Novembre G, Guo Y, Haggard, P, Iannetti GD. High-precision voluntary movements are largely independent from preceding vertex potentials elicited by sudden sensory events. The Journal of Physiology 2018 Aug 596(16): 3655-3673.
13. Jin QQ, Wu GQ, Peng WW, Xia XL, Hu L, Iannetti GD. Somatotopic representation of second pain in the primary somatosensory cortex of humans and rodents. Journal of Neuroscience 2018 Jun 13;38(24):5538-5550.
14. Mancini F, Pepe A, Bernacchia A, Di Stefano G, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Characterising the short-term habituation of event-related evoked potentials. eNeuro 2018 in press
15. Novembre G, Iannetti GD. Tagging the musical beat: Neural Entrainment or Event-Related Potentials? PNAS 2018, in press
16. Ferre ER, Iannetti GD, Van Dijk J, Haggard P. Pain is in the brain: ineffectiveness of tactile gating shows cortical basis of nociceptive signaling in the Thermal Grill Illusion. Scientific Reports 2018 Apr 26;8(1):6584.
17. Algoet M, Duque J, Iannetti GD, Mouraux A. Temporal profile and limb-specificity of phasic pain-evoked changes in motor excitability. Neuroscience 2018 Aug 21;386:240-255.

18. Davis KD, Flor H, Greely HT, Iannetti GD, Mackey S, Ploner M, Pustilnik A, Tracey I, Treede RD, Wager T. Brain imaging tests for chronic pain: medical, legal and ethical issues and recommendations. Nature Reviews Neurology 2017 Oct;13(10):624-638.
19. Bufacchi RJ, Sambo CF, Di Stefano G, Cruccu G, Iannetti GD. Pain outside the body: defensive peripersonal space deformation in trigeminal neuralgia. Nature Scientific Reports 2017, Oct 2;7(1):12487.
20. Wallwork SB, Bufacchi RJ, Moseley GL, Iannetti GD. Rethinking blinking: No cognitive modulation of reflex eye protection in early onset blindness. CLINPH 2017 Jan;128(1):16-17.
21. Peng W, Xia XL, Yi M, Zhang Z, Huang G, Iannetti GD, Hu L. Brain oscillations reflecting pain-related behavior in freely-moving rats. PAIN published online 2017 Sep 25. 2018 Jan; 159(1): 106–118.

22. Hu L, Iannetti GD. Painful issues in pain prediction. Trends in Neurosciences 2016 Apr; 39(4):212-20.
23. Bufacchi RJ, Iannetti GD. Gravitational cues modulate the shape of defensive peripersonal space. Current Biology 2016 Nov 7;26(21):R1133-R1134.
24. Fossataro C, Garbarini F, Sambo CF, Iannetti GD. Interpersonal interactions and empathy modulate perception of threat and defensive responses. Nature Scientific Reports 2016, Feb 3;6:19353.
25. Mancini F, Dolgevica K, Steckelmacher J, Haggard P, Friston K, Iannetti GD. Perceptual learning to discriminate the intensity and spatial location of pain. Nature Scientific Reports 2016 Dec 20;6:39104.
26. Bufacchi R, Liang M, Griffin L, Iannetti GD. A geometric model of defensive peripersonal space. Journal of Neurophysiology 2016 Jan 1;115(1):218-25.
27. Moayedi M, Di Stefano G, Stubbs MT, Djeugam B, Liang M, Iannetti GD. Nociceptive-Evoked Potentials Are Sensitive to Behaviorally Relevant Stimulus Displacements in Egocentric Coordinates. eNeuro 2016 Jul 11;3(3).
28. Liang M, Lee MC, O'Neill J, Dickenson AH, Iannetti GD. Brain potentials evoked by intraepidermal electrical stimulai reflect the central sensitization of nociceptive pathways. J Neurophysiology 2016 Aug 1;116(2):286-95.
29. Solomons TV*, Iannetti GD*, Liang ML*, Wood JN*. The Pain Matrix in Pain-Free Individuals. JAMA Neurology 2016, Jun 1;73(6):755-6. (*equal contributions)
30. Xia XL, Peng W, Iannetti GD*, Hu L*. Laser-evoked cortical responses in freely-moving rats reflect the activation of C-fibre afferent pathways. NeuroImage 2016, in press (*shared senior authorship)
31. Wallwork SB, Talbot K, Camfferman D, Moseley GL, Iannetti GD. The blink reflex magnitude is continuously adjusted according to both current and predicted stimulus position with respect to the face. Cortex 2016 Aug; 81:168-75.
32. Tu Y, Zhang Z, Tan A, Peng W, Hung YS, Moayedi M, Iannetti GD, Hu L. Alpha and gamma oscillation amplitudes synergistically predict the perception of forthcoming nociceptive stimuli. Human Brain Mapping 2016 Feb;37(2):501-14.
33. Wager TD, Atlas LY, Botvinick MM, Chang LJ, Coghill RC, Davis KD, Iannetti GD, Poldrack RA, Shackman AJ, Yarkoni T. Pain in the ACC? Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2016 May 3;113(18):E2474-5.

34. Hu L, Xia XL, Peng WW, Su WX, F Luo, Yuan H, Chen AT, Liang M, Iannetti GD. Was it a pain or a sound? Across-species variability in sensory sensitivity. PAIN 2015 Dec; 156(12):2449-57.
35. Moayedi M, Liang M, Sim AL, Hu L, Haggard P, Iannetti GD. Laser-evoked vertex potentials predict defensive motor actions. Cerebral Cortex 2015 Dec; 25(12):4789-98.
36. Mancini F, Beaumont AL, Haggard P, Iannetti GD. Touch inhibits subcortical and cortical nociceptive responses. PAIN 2015 Oct; 156(10):1936-44.
37. Hu L, Zhang ZG, Mouraux M, Iannetti GD. Multiple linear regression to estimate time-frequency electrophysiological responses in single trials. NeuroImage 2015 May 1; 111:442-53.
38. de Vignemont F, Iannetti GD. How many peripersonal spaces? Neuropsychologia 2015 Apr; 70:327-34.
39. Martini M, Lee MC, Valentini E, Iannetti GD. Intracortical modulation, and not spinal inhibition, mediates placebo analgesia. European Journal Neuroscience 2015 Feb; 41(4):498-504.
40. Minett MS, Pereira V, Sikandar S, Matsuyama A, Lolignier S, Kanellopoulos AH, Mancini F, Iannetti GD, Bogdanov YD, Santana-Varela S, Millet Q, Baskozos G, MacAllister R, Cox JJ, Zhao J, Wood JN. Endogenous opioids contribute to insensitivity to pain in humans and mice lacking sodium channel Nav1.7. Nature Communications 2015 Dec 4;6:8967.
41. Ferre ER, Haggard P, Bottini G, Iannetti GD. Caloric vestibular stimulation modulates nociceptive evoked potentials. Experimental Brain Research 2015 Dec; 233(12):3393-401.
42. Mancini F, Steinitz H, Steckelmacker J, Iannetti GD, Haggard P. Poor judgement of distance between nociceptive stimuli. Cognition 2015 Oct; 143:41-7.
43. Loizides C, Achilleos A, Iannetti GD, Mitsis G. Assessment of nonlinear interactions in event-related potentials elicited by stimuli presented at short inter-stimulus intervals using single-trial data. Journal of Neurophysiology 2015 Jun 1; 113(10):3623-33.

44. Hu L, Cai MM, Xiao P, Luo F, Iannetti GD. Human Brain Responses to Concomitant Stimulation of Aδ and C Nociceptors. Journal of Neuroscience 2014 Aug 20; 34(34): 11439-51.
45. Mancini F, Bauleo A, Cole J, Lui F, Porro CA, Haggard P, Iannetti GD. Whole-body mapping of spatial acuity for pain and touch. Annals of Neurology 2014 Jun; 75(6): 917-24.
46. Hu L, Xiao P, Zhang ZG, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Single-trial time-frequency analysis of electrocortical signals: baseline correction and beyond. NeuroImage 2104 Jan 1; 84:876-87.
47. Hu L, Valentini E, Zhang ZG, Liang M, Iannetti GD. The primary somatosensory cortex contributes to the latest part of the cortical response elicited by nociceptive somatosensory stimuli in humans. NeuroImage 2014 Jan 1; 84:383-393.
48. Valentini E, Martini M, Lee, MC, Aglioti SM, Iannetti GD. Seeing facial expressions enhances placebo analgesia. PAIN 2014 Apr;155(4):666-73.
49. Mancini F, Nash T, Iannetti GD, Haggard P. Pain relief by touch: a quantitative approach. PAIN 2014 Mar;155(3):635-42.

50. Liang M, Mouraux A, Hu L, Iannetti GD. Primary Sensory Cortices Contain Distinguishable Spatial Patterns of Activity for Each Sense. Nature Communications, 4:1979. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2979
51. Sambo C, Iannetti GD. Better safe than sorry? The safety margin surrounding the body is increased by anxiety. Journal of Neuroscience, Aug 28;33(35):14225-30.
52. Iannetti GD, Salomons TV, Moayedi M, Mouraux A, Davis KD. Beyond metaphor: contrasting mechanisms of social and physical pain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences Aug; 17(8):371-8.
53. Mancini F, Sambo C, Ramirez JD, Bennett DLH, Haggard P, Iannetti GD. A fovea for pain at the fingertips. Current Biology, Mar 18; 23(6): 496-500.
(see video abstract for Cell press at:
54. Liang M, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Bypassing primary sensory cortices—a direct thalamocortical pathway for transmitting salient sensory information. Cerebral Cortex Jan 23(1):1-11.
55. Haggard P*, Iannetti GD*, Longo M*. Spatial Sensory Organization and Body Representation in Pain Perception. Current Biology Feb 23: R164-176. (*equal contribution)
56. Sambo CF, Torta DM, Gallace A, Liang M, Moseley GL, Iannetti GD. The temporal order judgement of tactile and nociceptive stimuli is impaired by crossing the hands over the body midline. PAIN Feb 154(2):242-7.
57. Moseley GL, Gallace A, Di Pietro F, Spence C, Iannetti GD. Limb-specific autonomic dysfunction in complex regional pain syndrome modulated by wearing prism glasses. PAIN Nov; 154:2463-8.
58. Ronga I, Valentini E, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Novelty is not enough: laser-evoked potentials are determined by stimulus saliency, not absolute novelty. Journal of Neurophysiology Feb 109(3):692-701.
59. Iannetti GD, Baumgartner U, Tracey I, Treede RD, Magerl W. Pinprick-evoked brain potentials (PEPs): a novel tool to assess central sensitisation of nociceptive pathways in humans. Journal of Neurophysiology Sep; 110(5):1107-16.
60. Huang G, Xiao P, Hung YS, Iannetti GD, Zhang ZG, Hu L. A novel approach to predict subjective pain perception from single-trial laser-evoked potentials. Neuroimage Nov 1; 81:283-93.
61. Lockwood P, Iannetti GD, Haggard P. Transcranial magnetic stimulation over human secondary somatosensory cortex disrupts perception of pain intensity. Cortex Sep; 49(8):2201-9.
62. Mouraux A, De Paepe AL, Marot E, Plaghki L, Iannetti GD, Legrain V. Unmasking the obligatory components of nociceptive event-related brain potentials. Journal of Neurophysiology 2013 Nov 110(10):2312-24,
63. Sikandar S, Ronga I, Iannetti GD, Dickenson A. Neural coding of nociceptive stimuli - from rat spinal neurones to human perception. PAIN Aug; 154(8):1263-73.

64. Zhang ZG, Hu L, Hung YS, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Gamma-band oscillations in the primary somatosensory cortex--a direct and obligatory correlate of subjective pain intensity. Journal of Neuroscience 32(22):7429-38.
65. Sambo CF, Forster T, Williams S, Iannetti GD. To Blink or Not to Blink: Fine Cognitive Tuning of the Defensive Peripersonal Space. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(37):12921-7.
66. Moseley GL, Gallace A, Iannetti GD. Spatially-defined modulation of skin temperature and hand ownership of both hands, in people with unilateral complex regional pain syndrome. Brain 135:3676-3686
67. Sambo C, Liang M, Cruccu G, Iannetti GD. Defensive peripersonal space: the blink reflex evoked by hand stimulation is increased when the hand is near the face. Journal of Neurophysiology 107(3):880-9.
68. Valentini E, Hu L, Chakrabarti B, Aglioti SM, Hu Y, Iannetti GD. The primary somatosensory cortex largely contributes to the early part of the cortical response elicited by nociceptive stimuli. NeuroImage 59(2):1571-81.
69. Valentini E, Liang M, Aglioti SM, Iannetti GD. Seeing touch and pain in a stranger model modulates the cortical responses elicited by somatosensory but not auditory stimulation. Human Brain Mapping, 33(12):2873-84.
70. Torta, D, Liang M, Valentini E, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Dishabituation of laser-evoked EEG responses: dissecting the effect of certain and uncertain changes in stimulus spatial location. Experimental Brain Research 218(3):361-72.
71. Longo M, Iannetti GD, Mancini F, Driver J, Haggard P. Linking Pain and the Body: Neural Correlates of Visually Induced Analgesia. Journal of Neuroscience 32(8):2601-7.
72. Mancini F, Haggard P, Iannetti GD, Longo MR, Sereno MI. Fine-grained nociceptive maps in primary somatosensory cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 32:17155-62.
73. Hatem SM, Hu L, Ragé M, Gierasimowicz A, Plaghki L, Bouhassira D, Attal N, Iannetti GD, Mouraux A. Automated single-trial assessment of laser-evoked potentials as an objective functional diagnostic tool for the nociceptive system. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123(12):2437-45.
74. Ferrè ER, Bottini G, Iannetti GD, Haggard P. The balance of feelings: vestibular modulation of bodily sensations. Cortex Mar; 49(3): 748-58.

75. Liang M, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Parallel processing of nociceptive and non-nociceptive somatosensory information in the human primary and secondary somatosensory cortices: evidence from dynamic causal modelling of fMRI data. Journal of Neuroscience 31:8976-85.
76. Mouraux A, Diukova A, Lee MC, Wise RG, Iannetti GD. A multisensory investigation of the functional significance of the "pain matrix". NeuroImage 54(3):2237-49.
77. Gallace A, Torta DME, Moseley L, Iannetti GD. The analgesic effect of crossing the arms. PAIN 152: 1418-23.
78. Iannetti GD, Mouraux A. Can the functional MRI responses to physical pain really tell us why social rejection "hurts"? PNAS 108(30):E343.
79. Valentini E, Torta DME, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Dishabituation of laser-evoked EEG responses: dissecting the effect of certain and uncertain changes in stimulus modality Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(10):2822-37.
80. Hu L, Liang M, Mouraux A, Wise RG, Hu Y, Iannetti GD. Taking into account latency, amplitude and morphology: improved estimation of single-trial ERPs by wavelet filtering and multiple linear regression. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(6):3216-29.
81. Haanpää M, Attal N, Backonja M, Baron R, Bennett M, Bouhassira D, Cruccu G, Hansson P, Haythornthwaite JA, Iannetti GD, Jensen TS, Kauppila T, Nurmikko TJ, Rice ASC, Rowbotham M, Serra J, Sommer C, Smith BH, Treede RD. NeuPSIG guidelines on neuropathic pain assessment. PAIN 152(1):14-27.
82. Mouraux A, Iannetti GD, Colon E, Nozaradan S, Legrain V, Plaghki L. Nociceptive steady-state evoked potentials elicited by rapid periodic thermal stimulation of cutaneous nociceptors. Journal of Neuroscience 31:6079-87.
83. Mancini F, Longo MR, Iannetti GD, Haggard P. A supramodal representation of the body surface. Neuropsychologia 49(5):1194-201.
84. Legrain V, Iannetti GD, Plaghki L, Mouraux A. The pain matrix reloaded. A salience detection system for the body. Progress in Neurobiology 93(1):111-24.
85. Hu L, Zhang ZG, Hung YS, Luk KD, Iannetti GD, Hu Y. Single-trial detection of somatosensory evoked potentials by probabilistic independent component analysis and wavelet filtering. Clinical Neurophysiology 122(7):1429-39.

86. Hu L, Mouraux A, Hu Y, Iannetti GD. A novel approach for enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio and detecting automatically event-related potentials (ERPs) in single trials. NeuroImage 50:99–111.
87. Wang AL, Mouraux A, Liang M, Iannetti GD. Temporal uncertainty and not refractoriness explains the repetition suppression of laser-evoked potentials (LEPs). Journal of Neurophysiology 104(4):2116-24.
88. Iannetti GD, Mouraux A. From the Neuromatrix to the Pain Matrix (and back). Review. Experimental Brain Research 205(1):1-12.
89. Liang M, Mouraux A, Chan V, Blakemore C, Iannetti GD. Functional characterisation of sensory event-related potentials (ERPs) using probabilistic independent component analysis (P-ICA): effect of stimulus modality and stimulus location. Clinical Neurophysiology 121(4):577-87.
90. Mouraux A, Iannetti GD, Plaghki L. Low intensity intra-epidermal electrical stimulation can activate Adelta-nociceptors selectively. Pain 150(1):199-207.
91. Summers P, Ferraro D, Iannetti GD, Porro CA. A quantitative comparison of fMRI responses to noxious and innocuous stimuli in the human spinal cord. NeuroImage 50(4): 1408-15.
92. Baumgärtner U*, Iannetti GD*, Stoeter P, Tracey I, Treede RD. Multiple somatotopic representations of heat and mechanical pain in the operculo-insular cortex: a high-resolution fMRI study. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(5):2863-72
93. Mayhew SD, Dirckx SG, Niazy RK, Iannetti GD, Wise RG. EEG signatures of auditory activity correlate with simultaneously recorded FMRI responses in humans. NeuroImage 2010; 49(1):849-64.
94. Mayhew SD, Macintosh BJ, Dirckx SG, Iannetti GD, Wise RG. Coupling of simultaneously acquired electrophysiological and haemodynamic responses during visual stimulation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 28(8):1066-77.
95. Summers PE, Iannetti GD, Porro CA. Functional exploration of the human spinal cord during voluntary movement and somatosensory stimulation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 28(8):1216-24.

96. Lee MC, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Characterizing the cortical activity related to the emergence of a conscious painful experience. Journal of Neuroscience 29(24):7909-16.
97. Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Laser-evoked potentials do not reflect nociceptive-specific brain activity. Journal of Neurophysiology 101(6):3258-69.
98. Watson A, El-Deredy W, Iannetti GD, Lloyd D, Tracey I, Vogt BA, Nadeau V, Jones AK. Placebo conditioning and placebo analgesia modulate a common brain network during pain anticipation and perception. PAIN 145(1-2):24-30.

99. Iannetti GD, Lee MC, Hughes NP, Mouraux A. The determinants of laser-evoked EEG responses: pain perception or stimulus saliency? Journal of Neurophysiology 100: 815-828.
100. Wang AL, Mouraux A, Liang M, Iannetti GD. The enhancement of the N1 wave elicited by sensory stimuli presented at very short inter-stimulus intervals is a general feature across sensory systems. PLoS ONE 3(12): e3929. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0003929
101. Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. Across-trial averaging of event-related EEG responses and beyond. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 26(7):1041-1054.
102. Mouraux A, Iannetti GD. A review of the evidence against the “first come first served” hypothesis. PAIN 136(1-2):219-221.
103. Mitsis GD, Iannetti GD, Smart TS, Tracey I, Wise RG. Regions of interest analysis in pharmacological fMRI: how do the definition criteria influence the inferred result? NeuroImage 40(1): 121-132.

104. Maieron M*, Iannetti GD*, Bodurka J, Tracey I, Bandettini PA, Porro CA. Functional responses in the human spinal cord during willed motor actions: evidence for side- and rate-dependent activity. Journal of Neuroscience 27(15):4182-4190.
105. Iannetti GD, Wise RG. BOLD functional MRI in disease and pharmacological studies: room for improvement? Magnetic Resonance Imaging 25(6): 978-988
106. Marx JJ, Iannetti GD, Thömke F, et al. Topodiagnostic implications of hemiataxia: an MRI-based brainstem mapping analysis. NeuroImage 39(4):1625-1632.

107. Iannetti GD, Zambreanu L, Tracey I. Similar nociceptive afferents mediate psychophysical and electrophysiological responses to heat stimulation of glabrous and hairy skin in humans. Journal of Physiology (London) 577(Pt 1):235-248.
108. Mayhew S, Iannetti GD, Woolrich M, Wise RG. Automated single-trial measurement of amplitude and latency of laser-evoked potentials (LEPs) using multiple linear regression. Clinical Neurophysiology 117(6):1331-1344.
109. Cruccu G, Biasiotta A, Galeotti F, Iannetti GD, Truini A, Bronstein G. Diagnostic accuracy of trigeminal reflex testing in trigeminal neuralgia. Neurology 66(1):139-141.

110. Iannetti GD, Zambreanu L, Wise RG, Buchanan TJ, Huggins JP, Smart TS, Vennart W,
Tracey I. Pharmacological modulation of pain-related brain activity during
normal and central sensitization states in humans. PNAS 102(50):18195-18200 (track II).
111. Iannetti GD, Zambreanu L, Cruccu G, Tracey I. Operculoinsular cortex encodes pain intensity at the earliest stages of cortical processing: a study with laser evoked potentials in humans. Neuroscience 131(1):199-208.
112. Zambreanu L, Wise RG, Brooks JCW, Iannetti GD, Tracey I. A role for the brainstem in central sensitization in humans. Evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging. PAIN 114(3): 397-407.
113. Baumgaertner U, Cruccu G, Iannetti GD, Treede RD. Laser guns and hot plates. PAIN 116(1-2): 1-3.
114. Iannetti GD, Brooks JCW. On the interpretation of temporal differences of BOLD fMRI responses to nociceptive stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology 93(6): 3718-3719.
115. Iannetti GD, Niazy RK, Wise RG, Jezzard P, Brooks JC, Zambreanu L, Vennart W, Matthews PM, Tracey I. Simultaneous recording of laser-evoked brain potentials and continuous, high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans. NeuroImage 28: 708-719.
116. Niazy RK, Beckmann CF, Iannetti GD, Brady JM, Smith SM. Removal of FMRI environment artifacts from EEG data using optimal basis sets. NeuroImage 28: 720-737.
117. Marx JJ, Iannetti GD, Thömke F, Fitzek S, Urban PP, Stoeter P, Dieterich M, Cruccu G, Hopf HC. Somatotopic organization of the corticospinal tract in the human brainstem. An MRI-based mapping analysis. Annals of Neurology 57(6): 824-831.
118. Cruccu G, Iannetti GD, Marx JJ, Thömke F, Truini A, Fitzek S, Galeotti F, Urban PP, Romaniello A, Stoeter P, Manfredi M, Hopf HC. Brainstem reflex circuits revisited. Brain 128(Pt 2):386-394.
119. Thömke F, Marx JJ, Iannetti GD, Cruccu G, Fitzek S, Urban PP, Stoeter P, Dieterich M, Hopf HC. A topodiagnostic investigation on body lateropulsion in medullary infarcts. Neurology 64(4): 716-718.
120. Truini A, Galeotti F, Romaniello A, Virtuoso M, Iannetti GD, Cruccu G. Laser-evoked potentials: normative values. Clinical Neurophysiology 116(4): 821-826.
121. Pantano P, Mainero C, Lenzi D, Caramia F, Iannetti GD, Piattella MC, Pestalozza I, Di Legge S, Bozzao L, Pozzilli C. A longitudinal fMRI study on motor activity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Brain 128: 2146-2153.

122. Iannetti GD, Leandri M, Truini A, Zambreanu L, Cruccu G, Tracey I. Aδ nociceptor response to laser stimuli: selective effect of stimulus duration on skin temperature, brain potentials and pain perception. Clinical Neurophysiology 115(11):2629-2637.
123. Marx JJ, Iannetti GD, Mika-Gruettner A, Thömke F, Fitzek S, Vukurevic G, Urban PP, Stoeter P, Dieterich M, Cruccu G, Hopf HC. Topodiagnostic investigations on the sympathetic brainstem pathway using a new method of three dimensional mapping on the basis of MRI digital postprocessing. Journal Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 75:250-255.
124. Truini A, Romaniello A, Galeotti F, Iannetti GD, Cruccu G. Laser evoked potentials for assessing sensory neuropathy in human patients. Neuroscience Letters 361(1-3):25-8

125. Iannetti GD, Truini A, Romaniello A, Galeotti F, Rizzo C, Manfredi M, Cruccu G. Evidence of a specific spinal pathway for the sense of warmth in humans. Journal of Neurophysiology 89:562-570.
126. Iannetti GD, Porro CA, Pantano P, Romanelli PL, Galeotti F, Cruccu G. Representation of different trigeminal divisions within the primary and secondary human somatosensory cortex. NeuroImage 19(3):906-912.
127. Cruccu G, Pennisi E, Truini A, Iannetti GD, Romaniello A, Le Pera D, De Armas L, Leandri M, Manfredi M, Valeriani M. Unmyelinated trigeminal pathways as assessed by laser stimuli in humans. Brain 126:2246-2256.
128. Truini A, Haanpaa M, Zucchi R, Galeotti F, Iannetti GD, Romaniello A, Cruccu G. Laser-evoked potentials in post-herpetic neuralgia. Clinical Neurophysiology 114: 702-709.
129. Valeriani M, de Tommaso M, Restuccia D, Le Pera D, Guido M, Iannetti GD, Libro G, Truini A, Di Trapani G, Puca F, Tonali P, Cruccu G. Reduced habituation to experimental pain in migraine patients: a CO2 laser evoked potential study. PAIN 105: 57-64.
130. Romaniello A, Iannetti GD, Truini A, Cruccu G. Trigeminal responses to laser stimuli. Neurophysiologie Clinique 33: 315-324.
131. Perretti A, Nolano M, De Joanna G, Tugnoli V, Iannetti GD, Provitera V, Cruccu G, Santoro L. Is Ross syndrome a dysautonomic disorder only? An electrophysiologic and histologic study. Clinical Neurophysiology 114(1): 7-16.

132. Iannetti GD, Di Bonaventura C, Pantano P, Giallonardo AT, Romanelli PL, Bozzao L, Manfredi M, Ricci GB. fMRI/EEG in paroxysmal activity elicited by elimination of central vision and fixation. Neurology 58(6): 976-979.
133. Romaniello A, Valls-Sole J, Iannetti GD, Truini A, Manfredi M, Cruccu G. Nociceptive quality of the laser-evoked blink reflex in humans. Journal of Neurophysiology 87(3): 1386-1394.
134. Cruccu G, Galeotti F, Iannetti GD, Romaniello A, Truini A, Manfredi M. Trigeminal neuralgia: Update on reflex and evoked potential studies. Movement Disorders 17: S37-40.
135. Pantano P, Iannetti GD, Caramia F, Mainero C, Di Legge S, Bozzao L, Pozzilli C, Lenzi GL. Cortical motor reorganization after a single clinical attack of multiple sclerosis. Brain 125(Pt 7): 1607-1615.
136. Pantano P, Mainero C, Iannetti GD, Caramia F, Di Legge S, Piattella MC, Pozzilli C, Bozzao L, Lenzi GL. Contribution of cortico-spinal tract damage to cortical motor reorganization after a single clinical attack of multiple sclerosis. NeuroImage 17(4): 1837-1843.

137. Iannetti GD, Manfredi M, Cruccu G. The problem of conduction velocity of the human spinothalamic tract. Clinical Neurophysiology 112(6): 1113-1114.
138. Iannetti GD, Truini A, Galeotti F, Romaniello A, Manfredi M, Cruccu G. Usefulness of dorsal laser-EPs in patients with spinal cord damage: report of two cases. Journal Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 71(6): 792-794.
139. Cruccu G, Leandri M, Iannetti GD, Mascia A, Romaniello A, Truini A, Galeotti F, Manfredi M. Small-fiber dysfunction in trigeminal neuralgia: Carbamazepine effect on laser-evoked potentials. Neurology 56(12): 1722-1726.

140. Cruccu G, Iannetti GD, Agostino R, Romaniello A, Truini A, Manfredi M. Conduction velocity of the human spinothalamic tract as assessed by laser evoked potentials. NeuroReport 11(13): 3029-3032.
141. Capozza M, Iannetti GD, Cruccu G, Accornero N. Three-dimensional mapping of brainstem functional lesions. Medical Biological Engineering Computing 38: 639-644.
142. Agostino R, Cruccu G, Iannetti GD, Innocenti P, Romaniello A, Truini A, Manfredi M. Trigeminal small-fibre dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus: a study with laser evoked potentials and corneal reflex. Clinical Neurophysiology 111(12): 2264-2267.
143. Agostino R, Cruccu G, Iannetti GD, Romaniello A, Truini A, Manfredi M. Body distributions of pinprick and warmth thresholds to CO2 laser stimulation. Neuroscience Letters 285(2): 115-118.


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