Publications

  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Sonic hedgehog signaling regulates mode of cell division of early cerebral cortex progenitors and increases astrogliogenesis

    03/13/2014
    In this work, we investigated whether SHH signaling influences the behavior of neural progenitors isolated from the dorsal telencephalon, which generate excitatory neurons and macroglial cells in vitro. We observed that SHH increases proliferation of cortical progenitors and generation of astrocytes, whereas...
  • Overweight People Have Low Levels of Implicit Weight Bias, but Overweight Nations Have High Levels of Implicit Weight Bias

    02/11/2014
    We investigated whether the national and cultural context – particularly the national prevalence of obesity – predicts attitudes toward overweight people independent of personal identity and weight status.
  • 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.
  • Novo, mas nem tão admirável

    01/12/2014
    Neurocientista traça a história do uso de substâncias que estimulam o ser humano a sonhar acordado e examina como a cultura psicodélica influenciou o cinema e a literatura, de Aldous Huxley a William Gibson, criadores que vislumbraram caminhos alternativos para uma civilização...
  • Neurobiology and clinical implications of lucid dreaming

    12/11/2013
    Several lines of evidence converge to the idea that rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) is a good model to foster our understanding of psychosis.
  • Bases biológicas da atividade onírica

    12/11/2013
    Para entender os sonhos, é preciso primeiro considerar que nos faltam as evidências diretas que emprestam plausibilidade evolutiva a tantas narrativas sobre o surgimento de estruturas ou processos biológicos.
  • Dream characteristics in a Brazilian sample: an online survey focusing on lucid dreaming.

    12/10/2013
    During sleep, humans experience the offline images and sensations that we call dreams, which are typically emotional and lacking in rational judgment of their bizarreness.
  • Rapid triggering of vocalizations following social interactions

    12/01/2013
  • An Updated Midline Rule: Visual Callosal Connections Anticipate Shape and Motion in Ongoing Activity across the Hemispheres

    11/18/2013
    If trajectory and direction of motion are known beforehand, the detection of a moving object at future positions might be facilitated. In agreement, primary visual cortical neurons close to the visual field's midline seem to anticipate movements and shapes of objects which...
  • Processing of hierarchical syntactic structure in music

    09/24/2013
    Hierarchical structure with nested nonlocal dependencies is a key feature of human language and can be identified theoretically in most pieces of tonal music.