Students: Brandon Hauer
Type of project: Basic, Translational, Mind and Body
Grant Type: Undergraduate
Year of Award: 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Dickson
Institutions Affiliated: University of Alberta
Description: There is considerable evidence that sleep impacts memory consolidation for a number of skills and the retention of knowledge. There has been interest in using electrical stimulation on the head as a way to influence this consolidation process, despite an adequate understanding of how this impacts brain processes. This project seeks to address this concern by “testing” this intervention strategy in rats, as this will not only translate into a better understanding of transcranial stimulation, but illuminate how the brain consolidates memories under normal conditions, which go awry in disorders such as Alzheimer’s and depression.