Welcome back to Neurotech Pub! In this episode we’re talking about sleep–why we sleep, how sleep works on a neurophysiological level, and some of the emerging sleep technologies that are about to revolutionize this essential neural activity.
Our guests are Amy Kruse, PhD, General Partner at Prime Movers Lab, Ram Gurumoorthy, PhD, Founder and CTO of Stimscience & Somnee, and Luis de Lecea, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.
This episode also features a video introduction to sleep stages by Paradromics Intern Zoe Lalji. This is essential viewing if you’re unfamiliar with the stages of sleep and want to follow along later in the episode.
00:00 | Episode intro with Matt Angle and Amy Kruse
1:07 | StimScience in Fast Company
7:01 | PML on Medium
7:45 | Introduction to Sleep Stages
12:24 | Pulling all-nighters
12:50 | Amy Kruse, PhD
13:00 | Ram Gurumoorthy, PhD
13:07 | Stimscience, now Somnee
13:30 | Luis de Lecea, PhD
18:26 | Gordon Rule, PhD
19:50 | Why do we sleep?
20:35 | Sleep & DNA Repair
23:22 | Jerry Seigal
24:26 | DARPA Sleep Research
24:55 | Fur seals and sleep
27:36 | Sleep and Mortality
28:27 | Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD
28:45 | Sleep, Memory, and Plasticity
28:52 | Sleep Cognition and Memory
29:00 | Sleeping up and down the phylogenetic tree
29:05 | Actually...worms do sleep
29:20 | Decoding sleep
29:44 | Mapping sleep in the brain
30:35 | Hypocretin-positive neurons
32:05 | Stress-sleep interactions
33:30 | The Science of Narcolepsy
44:08 | Circuitry of Sleep Stages
48:00 | Emerging Sleep Technologies
1:00:56 | Hypothalamus and Sleep
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