Dr. Giulio Bernardi is an Associate Professor in General Psychology at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy. He studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pisa, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2013. Before becoming head of the Sleep, Plasticity, and Conscious Experience (SPACE) research group at the IMT School, he had research positions at the Center for Sleep and Consciousness (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and the Center for Investigation and Research on Sleep (Lausanne University Hospital). His main research interests cover the physiology and functions of sleep and dreaming. The research activities of the SPACE group are carried out using a combination of different techniques, including high-density EEG, functional and structural MRI, as well as simultaneous EEG-fMRI. Dr. Bernardi is the principal investigator of an ERC-funded research project. ​​​​​​​