The lab of Yuval Nir- Sleep And Cognition

Sleep is fascinating. We study brain activity during sleep, how it supports cognition and restorative functions, and how it affects sensation and consciousness.

Research themes:

Sensory processing across low-arousal states of sleep, anesthesia, and sleep-deprivation
Why are we disconnected from the environment during sleep?
How does sensory processing change across sleep and other states with varying levels of arousal?

Sleep and memory consolidation
How does sleep promote learning and memory consolidation of diverse memories?

The locus-coeruleus noradrenaline system and arousal
How does LC-NE and other wake-promoting systems affect arousal and brain function?

Brain activity in sleep, anesthesia, and sleep deprivation
What happens in our brain during sleep and what are the functional consequences?

Sleep as a window into brain function in health and disease
Can we use sleep to advance understanding, improve early diagnosis, and offer novel treatments in neuropsychiatric disorders?

For more information:
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine,
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

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