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Leo Tomasevic




Research Fellow

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.

Curriculum Vitae



PhD, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, UK


Electronic Engineering at the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy


2019 - Present

Research Fellow, DRCMR

2014 - 2019

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

Bernardo, P., Cobb, S., Coppola A., Tomasevic, L., Di Lazzaro, V., Bravaccio, C., Manganelli, F., Dubbioso, R. Neurophysiological Signatures of Motor Impairment in Patients with Rett Syndrome. Ann Neurol. 2020 Mar 4. doi: 10.1002/ana.25712.

Tashiro, S., Siebner, HR., Charalampaki, A., Göksu, C., Saturnino, GB., Thielscher, A., Tomasevic, L. Probing EEG activity in the targeted cortex after focal transcranial electrical stimulation. Brain stimul. 2020 May-Jun, 13(3):815-818. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2020.02.015.

Siebner, HR., Conde, V., Tomasevic, L., Thielscher, A., Bergmann, TO. Distilling the essence of TMS-evoked EEG potentials (TEPs): A call for securing mechanistic specificity and experimental rigor. Brain Stimul. 2019 Apr 2. pii: S1935-861X(19)30184-6. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2019.03.076. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30962028.

Dubbioso, R., Tomasevic, L. Need to find a signature of abnormal brain oscillations in task-specific focal dystonia. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 Jun; 130 (6) : 1025-1026. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2019.04.002. Epub 2019 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 30987887.

Madsen, KH., Karabanov, AN., Krohne, LG., Safeldt, MG., Tomasevic, L., Siebner, HR. No trace of phase: Corticomotor excitability is not tuned by phase of pericentral mu-rhythm. Brain Stimul. 2019 May 8. pii: S1935-861X(19)30212-8. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2019.05.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31133479.

Tomasevic, L. and Siebner, HR., "Peak-projection algorithm to target the phase of cortical oscillations in real-time," 2018 EMF-Med 1st World Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF-Med), Split, 2018, pp. 1-2. doi: 10.23919/EMF-MED.2018.8526056

Conde, V., Tomasevic, L., Akopian I., Stanek, K., Saturnino, GB., Thielscher, A., Bergmann, TO, and Siebner, HR. The non-transcranial TMS-evoked potential is an inherent source of ambiguity in TMS-EEG studies. Neuroimage. 2018 Oct 19;185:300-312. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.052. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30347282.

Pellegrino, G., Tomasevic, L., Herz, DM.Larsen, KM., Siebner, HR. Theta Activity in the Left Dorsal Premotor Cortex During Action Re-Evaluation and Motor Reprogramming. Front Hum Neurosci. 2018 Sep 21;12:364. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00364. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30297991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6161550.

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.