C-11: Sleep Neuroanatomy: Historical Studies and Latest Advancements

Half-Day Course
Ronald McGregor, PhD, Chair

This course offers an in-depth historical overview and current exploration of sleep neuroanatomy using new methods and technologies to investigate new mechanisms of action in both rodent and human models. The instructors are early career investigators who have each focused on a specific brain region across their 10+ years of attendance at SLEEP.

Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced




  • 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
  • 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
    Brainstem Regulation of Sleep  |  Jimmy Fraigne, PhD
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    Hypothalamic Regulation of Sleep  |  Allison Brager, PhD
  • 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
    Hippocampal Control of Sleep Oscillations: Memory Training as a Zeitgeber  |  Nicolette Ognjanovski, PhD
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
    Cortical Regulation of Performance after Sleep  |  Jared Saletin, PhD
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the bottom-up and top-down regulation of sleep by the brain.
  • Recognize that brain regions regulate specific sleep states.
  • Describe latest methods and technologies to further probe for mechanisms of action.



Please note, general registration does not include postgraduate courses.

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