Sleep and memory consolidation across species

Tuesday, 14.01.2020 — 12:00-14:30 — Red Room, Trigon

Every species on this planet sleeps for a substantial amount of their lifetime, however we still do not really know why. In this small symposium, we will have talks on the function of sleep with a special focus on memory consolidation. Across all speakers we will cover sleep in rodents, birds and humans, and highlight differences as well as common features across sleep.

12:00 Keynote: Sleeping on the wing.
Niels Rattenborg, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

13:00 Anterior vs. posterior slow oscillations: A distinctive role in memory consolidation?
Hong-Viet Ngo, Donders Insitute / RadboudUMC

13:20 Rapid Iris Movements (RIMs) during REM sleep in pigeons: a new window into the sleeping brain.
Gianina Ungurean, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

13:40 Consolidating memories – a peek into the rodent brain.
Anumita Samanta, Donders Insitute / Radboud University

14:00 A birds’ brain view on sleep-related memory consolidation.
Jacqueline van der Meij, Donders Insitute / Radboud University, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

14:20 General discussion
led by symposium organizer Lisa Genzel

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