Sleep, Performance and Cognition

Sleep, Performance and Cognition

This cluster focuses on the neural and behavioral processes that regulate sleep, cognitive performance, and the effects of sleep loss on these processes, using both human and non-human animal models. The goal is to understand how sleep, or lack of sleep, can affect broad aspects of health and performance.

Recent research in this area

  1. Krueger JM, Roy S (2015). Sleep's Kernel: Surprisingly small sections of brain, and even neuronal and glial networks in a dish, display many electrical indicators of sleep. Scientist. 2016 Mar;30(3). pii: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45394/title/Sleep-s-Kernel/. Epub 2016 Mar 1. PMID: 27695161
  2. Whitney, P.M., Hinson, J.M., Jackson, M., & Van Dongen, H . Feedback blunting: Total sleep deprivation impairs decision making that requires updating based on feedback. Sleep, 38:5, 745-754. (e-pub ahead of print). PMCID: PMC4402662
  3. Tucker, A. M., Whitney, P., Belenky, G, Hinson, J. M., & Van Dongen, H. P. A., (2010).  Effects of sleep deprivation on dissociated components of executive functioning.  Sleep, 33, 1-11. PMCID PMC2802247
  4. Gronli J, Rempe MJ, Clegern WC, Schmidt M, Wisor JP (2016). Beta EEG reflects sensory processing in active wakefulness and homeostatic sleep drive in quiet wakefulness. J Sleep Res. 2016 Jun;25(3):257-68. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12380. Epub 2016 Jan 30. PMID: 26825702
  5. Oonk M, Krueger JM, Davis CJ (2016). Voluntary Sleep Loss in Rats. Sleep. 39(7):1467-79. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5984. PMCID: PMC4909628 [Available on 2017-01-01]
  6. Phillips DP, Savenkova M, Karatsoreos IN (2015) Environmental disruption of the circadian clock leads to altered sleep and immune responses in mouse. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Jul;47:14-23. PMID: 25542734.

Faculty working in this area

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Greg Belenky

belenky@wsu.edu

Research Professor, Sleep and Performance Research Center, WSU Spokane

Christopher J. Davis

Christopher J. Davis

cjdavis@wsu.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, WSU Spokane

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Marcos Frank

marcos.frank@wsu.edu

Professor, Neuroscience

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John Hinson

hinson@wsu.edu

Professor, Department of Psychology

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Levente Kapas

kapas@wsu.edu

Associate Professor, WWAMI WSU Spokane

Ilia Karatsoreos

Ilia Karatsoreos

iliak@vetmed.wsu.edu

Associate Professor

Accepting Students for 2018

James M. Krueger

James M. Krueger

krueger@vetmed.wsu.edu

Regents Professor

Accepting Students for 2018

Matthew Layton

Matthew Layton

layton@wsu.edu

Clinical Associate Professor, College of Medical Sciences

Eva Szentirmai

Eva Szentirmai

észentirmai@wsu.edu

Associate Professor, WWAMI, WSU Spokane

Hans Van Dongen

Hans Van Dongen

hvd@wsu.edu

Research Professor & Director, Sleep and Performance Research Center WSU Spokane

Paul Whitney

Paul Whitney

paul.whitney@wsu.edu

Associate Dean & Professor, Psychology

Jonathon Wisor

Jonathon Wisor

j_wisor@wsu.edu

Associate Professor, WWAMI WSU Spokane