Publications - Memory, Sleep and Dreams

  • The onset of data-driven mental archeology

    08/13/2014
    How did human consciousness arise, in comparison with that of apes?
  • Graph analysis of verbal fluency test discriminate between patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and normal elderly controls

    07/11/2014
    This study reports a graph analysis of data generated by the semantic verbal fluency test by cognitively healthy elderly (NC), patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment – subtypes amnestic (aMCI) and amnestic multiple domain (a+mdMCI) - and patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  • Naps in school can enhance the duration of declarative memories learned by adolescents

    06/03/2014
    Here we set out to evaluate the influence of daytime naps on the duration of declarative memories learned in school by students of 10–15 years old.
  • Efeitos da administração aguda de quetamina sobre as oscilações eletrofisiológicas da região ca1 hipocampal

    05/07/2014
  • An investigation of Hebbian phase sequences as assembly graphs

    05/07/2014
    We investigated action potentials recorded from the adult rat hippocampus and neocortex before, during and after novel object exploration (experimental periods).
  • Undersampled Critical Branching Processes on Small-World and Random Networks Fail to Reproduce the Statistics of Spike Avalanches

    04/23/2014
    We conclude that undersampled branching-process-like models in these topologies fail to reproduce the statistics of spike avalanches.
  • Neuroscience and education: prime time to build the bridge

    03/28/2014
    We discuss four specific cases in which neuroscience synergizes with other disciplines to serve education, ranging from very general physiological aspects of human learning such as nutrition, exercise and sleep, to brain architectures that shape the way we acquire language and reading,...
  • Increase in Hippocampal Theta Oscillations during Spatial Decision Making.

    03/13/2014
    In this study, we investigated to what extent spatial decision making modulates hippocampal theta oscillations when controlling for variations in locomotion speed.
  • Sleep and school education

    03/13/2014
    Here we review the biological and psychological phenomena underlying the cognitive role of sleep, present the few published studies on sleep and learning that have been performed in schools, and discuss potential applications of sleep to the school setting. Translational research on...
  • Graph analysis of dream reports is especially informative about psychosis

    01/15/2014
    Dream reports are substantially more informative about the mental state of psychotic subjects than waking reports.