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We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and this podcast is all about understanding sleep. We know a lot about what the brain does in sleep, but we are just starting to understand why it does some of these things, and even more excitingly, how we can take full advantage of sleep and also manipulate it for our own ends. In each episode, neuroscientist Penny Lewis interviews a different sleep researcher, talking about a various aspect of sleep science. Topics will include sleep physiology and medicine, circadian rhythm, how sleep impacts on our memories and creativity, Sleep Engineering for enhanced health and cognition, and the most recent technologies to promote sleep.©SleepSciencePodcast 2021. These materials may be downloaded for personal use only. They may not be shared, distributed or reproduced in any form or for any reason without express permission

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We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and this podcast is all about understanding sleep. We know a lot about what the brain does in sleep, but we are just starting to understand why it does some of these things, and even more excitingly, how we can take full advantage of sleep and also manipulate it for our own ends. In each episode, neuroscientist Penny Lewis interviews a different sleep researcher, talking about a various aspect of sleep science. Topics will include sleep physiology and medicine, circadian rhythm, how sleep impacts on our memories and creativity, Sleep Engineering for enhanced health and cognition, and the most recent technologies to promote sleep.©SleepSciencePodcast 2021. These materials may be downloaded for personal use only. They may not be shared, distributed or reproduced in any form or for any reason without express permission

    Episode 10: Christmas Q&A session

    Episode 10: Christmas Q&A session

    Today's episode is a little bit different. We're marking the end of our first season by roping in the rest of the NaPS lab to answer listeners' sleep-related questions. Thanks to everyone who sent questions in!List of questions:Why do we use the term...

    • 23 min
    Episode 9: Michelle Carr and Karen Konkoly - What is lucid dreaming and how can it help us?

    Episode 9: Michelle Carr and Karen Konkoly - What is lucid dreaming and how can it help us?

    Have you ever wished you could control your dreams? In this episode we learn about new approaches letting people do exactly that. We also delve into important benefits lucid dreaming could have, such as helping reduce nightmares or helping process...

    • 40 min
    Episode 8: Daniel Bendor: Memory Replay and Consolidation in Rodents

    Episode 8: Daniel Bendor: Memory Replay and Consolidation in Rodents

    In this episode, we talk to Dr Daniel Bendor from University College London. Daniel's work focuses on rodent studies of place cells in the hippocampus. We discuss the phenomena of memory replay in which place cell activity mimics  patterns of activity...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 7: Björn Rasch -Targeted Memory Reactivation

    Episode 7: Björn Rasch -Targeted Memory Reactivation

    In this episode, we talk to Professor Björn Rasch about the pioneering of a process called Targeted Memory Reactivation (TMR). TMR is a tool which can be used to selectively consolidate learnt material during sleep by pairing it with sensory stimuli...

    • 1 hr
    Episode 6: Dan Margoliash & Tim Brawn: How sleep helps birds to learn their songs

    Episode 6: Dan Margoliash & Tim Brawn: How sleep helps birds to learn their songs

    In this episode we take a neuroethological approach to sleep, and discover why songbirds are such a good model system for studying sleep's role in learning. These include advantages like songbirds' sleep-wake patterns and sleep architecture being more...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 5: Anat Arzi & Thomas Andrillon - Learning in your sleep

    Episode 5: Anat Arzi & Thomas Andrillon - Learning in your sleep

    We humans have long wondered if it is possible to learn while we sleep but, experimental findings on this have often been disappointing. You will now be happy to learn that the tide has turned in this respect, since we now have firm proof that it IS...

    • 1 hr

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