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

Abstract:

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.

Bio:

毛衛中畢業於國防醫學院,曾任振興醫院精神醫學部主任,現職是三軍總醫院精神醫學部身心醫學科主任。西元2000年8月至2003年1月在加州大學聖地牙哥分校(UCSD)擔任睡眠及時間生物學實驗室研究員,修習睡眠醫學。返台後轉至三軍總醫院精神醫學部工作迄今。從2004年開始當選台灣睡眠醫學學會理事,並自2010年迄今擔任該學會甄審委員會主席,負責台灣睡眠中心、睡眠技師及專科醫師的繼續教育及認證工作…。

毛醫師在臨床上的主要專長在睡眠障礙、憂鬱症及精神病的診斷及治療,研究興趣則在睡眠障礙醫學、難治型憂鬱症、精神分裂病病人的幻聽及情緒智商障礙。