Leo Tomasevic





Research Interests

I am interested in the sensory-motor system and in the intra- and inter-subject variability. To perform my studies I use a multimodal approach combining EEG with other techniques, prevalently TMS and fMRI, and I develop new methods for EEG data analysis.

Research Groups

EEG Group (Group Leader)
Precision Neuromodulation and Therapy
Motor Contol

Curriculum Vitae



PhD, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, UK


Electronic Engineering at the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy


2014 - Present

Postdoc, DRCMR

2012 - 2014

Researcher: Italian National Research Council (CNR), Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome, Italy

2010 - 2012

Research Assistant: Italian National Research Council (CNR), Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome, Italy

2009 - 2010

Research Assistant: University Campus Bio-Medico, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome, Italy

2008 - 2008

Administrative and coordination employee in SALCEF S.p.A. and representative in the project in Croatia Vinkovci to Tovarnik to State Border Railway Rehabilitations


Video Pitch: Presentation

Tomasevic L, Takemi M, Siebner HR. Synchronizing the transcranial magnetic pulse with electroencephalographic recordings effectively reduces inter-trial variability of the pulse artefact. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 21;12(9):e0185154.

Pellegrino G, Tombini M, Curcio G, Campana C, Di Pino G, Assenza G, Tomasevic L, Di Lazzaro V. Slow Activity in Focal Epilepsy During Sleep and Wakefulness. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2016 Jun 10. pii: 1550059416652055. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27287223. 

Cogliati Dezza I*, Zito G*, Tomasevic L, Filippi MM, Ghazaryan A, Porcaro C, Squitti R, Ventriglia M, Lupoi D, Tecchio F. Functional and structural balances of homologous sensorimotor regions in multiple sclerosis fatigue. J Neurol. 2014 Dec 19.

Zito G, Luders E, Tomasevic L, Lupoi D, Toga AW, Thompson PM, Rossini PM, Filippi MM, Tecchio F. Inter-hemispheric functional connectivity changes with corpus callosum morphology in multiple sclerosis. Neuroscience. 2014 Apr 25;266:47-55.

Tomasevic L*, Giambattistelli F*, Pellegrino G, Porcaro C, Melgari JM, Rossini PM, Tecchio F. The spontaneous fluctuation of the excitability of a single node modulates the internodes connectivity: a TMS-EEG study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Apr;35(4):1740-9.

Salustri C, Tecchio F, Zappasodi F, Tomasevic L, Ercolani M, Moffa F, Cassetta E, Rossini PM, Squitti R. Sensorimotor Cortex Reorganization in Alzheimer's Disease and Metal Dysfunction: A MEG Study. Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2013;2013:638312.

Melgari JM, Zappasodi F, Porcaro C, Tomasevic L, Cassetta E, Rossini PM, Tecchio F. Movement-induced uncoupling of primary sensory and motor areas in focal task-specific hand dystonia. Neuroscience. 2013 Oct 10;250:434-45.

Tecchio F, Cancelli A, Cottone C, Tomasevic L, Devigus B, Zito G, Ercolani M, Carducci F. Regional personalized electrodes to select transcranial current stimulation target. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Apr 22;7:131.

Porcaro C, Coppola G, Pierelli F, Seri S, Di Lorenzo G, Tomasevic L, Salustri C, Tecchio F. Multiple frequency functional connectivity in the hand somatosensory network: An EEG study. Clin Neurophysiol. 2013 Jan 7.

Graziadio S, Tomasevic L, Assenza G, Tecchio F, Eyre JA. The myth of the 'unaffected' side after unilateral stroke: is reorganisation of the non-infarcted corticospinal system to re-establish balance the price for recovery? Exp Neurol. 2012 Dec;238(2):168-75.

Tomasevic L*, Pellegrino G*, Tombini M, Assenza G, Bravi M, Sterzi S, Giacobbe V, Zollo L, Guglielmelli E, Cavallo G, Vernieri F, Tecchio F. Inter-hemispheric coupling changes associate with motor improvements after robotic stroke rehabilitation. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2012;30(6):497-510.

Tomasevic L*, Cottone C*, Porcaro C, Filligoi G, Tecchio F. Physiological aging impacts the hemispheric balances of resting state primary somatosensory activities. Brain Topogr. 2013 Jan;26(1):186-99.

Tomasevic L, Zito G, Pasqualetti P, Filippi M, Landi D, Ghazaryan A, Lupoi D, Porcaro C, Bagnato F, Rossini P, Tecchio F. Cortico-muscular coherence as an index of fatigue in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013 Mar;19(3):334-43.

Graziadio S, Basu A, Tomasevic L, Zappasodi F, Tecchio F, Eyre JA. Developmental tuning and decay in senescence of oscillations linking the corticospinal system. J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 10;30(10):3663-74.