tDCS on sleep deprivation

Link – The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on dysfunction of bilateral posterior cingulate cortex after sleep deprivation: a preliminary study. Abstract Objective: To investigate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the disturbance of brain network dysfunction after sleep deprivation (SD). Methods: The experimental design of self-control was used in the […]

Stimulating the Sleeping Brain.

Link – Stimulating the sleeping brain: Current approaches to modulating memory-related sleep physiology. Abstract BACKGROUND: One of the most audacious proposals throughout the history of psychology was the potential ability to learn while we sleep. The idea penetrated culture via sci-fi movies and inspired the invention of devices that claimed to teach foreign languages, facts, […]

Loss of frontal regulator of vigilance during sleep inertia

Link – Loss of frontal regulator of vigilance during sleep inertia: A simultaneous EEG-fMRI study. Abstract Sleep inertia refers to a distinct physiological state of waking up from sleep accompanied by performance impairments and sleepiness. The neural substrates of sleep inertia are unknown, but growing evidence suggests that this inertia state maintains certain sleep features. […]

Brain synchronization compensates for sleep deprivation

Link – Interpersonal brain synchronization with instructor compensates for learner’s sleep deprivation in interactive learning. Abstract Recent advances shifted the focus on single-brain functioning toward two-brain communication during learning interactions, following the demonstration that interpersonal brain synchronization (IBS) can track instructor-learner information exchange. Here, we investigated (i) whether sleep deprivation (SD) that potentially impacts both […]

Autonomic/Central Coupling Benefits Working Memory

Link – Autonomic/Central Coupling Benefits Working Memory in Healthy Young Adults. Abstract Working memory (WM) is an executive function that can improve with training. However, the precise mechanism for this improvement is not known. Studies have shown greater WM gains after a period of sleep than a similar period of wake (Kuriyama et al. 2008a; […]

Boosting Slow Oscillations during Sleep

Link – Boosting Slow Oscillations during Sleep to Improve Memory Function in Elderly People: A Review of the Literature. Abstract Sleep represents a crucial time window for the consolidation of memory traces. In this view, some brain rhythms play a pivotal role, first of all the sleep slow waves. In particular, the neocortical slow oscillations […]

Closed-Loop Feedback Techniques in Sleep Studies

Link – A Systematic Review of Closed-Loop Feedback Techniques in Sleep Studies-Related Issues and Future Directions. Abstract Advances in computer processing technology have enabled researchers to analyze real-time brain activity and build real-time closed-loop paradigms. In many fields, the effectiveness of these closed-loop protocols has proven to be better than that of the simple open-loop […]

Targeting Arousal and Sleep through Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

Link – Targeting Arousal and Sleep through Noninvasive Brain Stimulation to Improve Mental Health. Abstract Arousal and sleep represent fundamental physiological domains, and alterations in the form of insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep) or hypersomnia (increased propensity for falling asleep or increased sleep duration) are prevalent clinical problems. Current first-line treatments include psychotherapy and […]

Sleep staging using Plausibility Score

Link – Sleep staging using Plausibility Score: A novel feature selection method based on metric learning. Abstract As an effective method, feature selection can reduce computational complexity and improve classification performance. A number of criteria exist for feature selection using labeled data, unlabeled data and pairwise constraints, most of which are based on the Euclidean […]

tDCS Decreases Total Sleep Without Disturbing Memory Consolidation.

Link – Offline Bi-Frontal Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Decreases Total Sleep Time Without Disturbing Overnight Memory Consolidation. Abstract OBJECTIVES: A proposed replay of memory traces between the hippocampus and frontal cortical brain areas during sleep is of high relevance for overnight memory consolidation. Recently, we demonstrated that bi-frontal anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) […]