Computational modelling of memory processing in sleep
Prof P Lewis
17 March 2019
How does the brain store memories? Various computational models exist to explain this, but none of these incorporate sleep.
Sleep disordered breathing and its relationship to other diseases
Dr R Huckstepp, Prof N E Dale
28 February 2019
Breathing is a vital function that is essential for life, and any disorders effecting respiration have severe consequences. Sleep apnoea (brief periods where breathing ceases during sleep), is a relatively common disorder of breathing, which occurs in ~25% of men and ~10% of women.
Effects of fasting-induced torpor on sleep and behaviour in mice
Prof v Vyazovskiy, Prof D Bannerman, Dr S Peirson
1 March 2019
This project will investigate the effects of food restriction on torpor in mice, the effects of torpor on subsequent behavioural performance and sleep, and will develop a standardized approach to detect the occurrence of torpor during food restriction.
Electrophysiological mechanisms underlying curiosity-based memory
Dr M Gruber
8 February 2019
The PhD project will investigate the electrophysiological mechanisms underlying curiosity-based memory in healthy participants. You will be part of the Motivation and Memory Lab (group leader.
AMPK deficiency and respiratory disease
Prof A M Evans
Applications accepted all year round
Regulation of breathing is critical to our capacity to accommodate deficits in oxygen availability and demand during, for example, sleep and ascent to altitude.