Recent Developments of Sleep Medicine in Brain Science

Speaker: 毛衛中 博士
Date: 2017-02-22 (Wed) 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Auditorium 122 at CITI
Host: Wei-Ho Chung


The sleep/wake cycle is one of a number of rhythmical activities of the body and brain. Many theories have been put forth to explain the function of sleep in humans, such as proposals based on energy conservation, neurocognitive function, neural plasticity, nervous system and performance. This talk will reviews the current understanding of the relationship between sleep/waking states and underlying brain mechanisms from the perspective afforded by basic neuroscience.

The coverage of this talk includes the mechanism of switch between sleep and awake, neurological functions of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, as well as the application and specific findings of neuroimaging in sleep research. Each of the sleep states, with its attendant alterations in neurophysiology, is associated with facilitation of important functional learning and memory processes. This overview focused on the role of modelling for investigating basic sleep regulating mechanisms and its implications for applied and clinical sleep research.