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Tononi and Cirelli Win $7.7 Million Grant to Study “Local” Sleep

The mystery of how some parts of some animals’ brains can sleep while they are awake - and whether the phenomenon occurs in humans - will be studied in depth thanks to a large center grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke awards $1.6 million in the first year and a recommended total of $7.7 million over five years. Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD and Chiara Cirelli, MD, PhD, Professors of Psychiatry and Codirectors of the Center for Sleep and Consciousness in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, will lead two of the projects investigating local sleep in the brains of fruit flies and mice. Their longtime collaborator Maria Felice Ghilardi, Md, PhD of the City College of New York, will lead the third arm of the research, looking at the cellular signature and functional significance of sleep in humans. The three project cores are also headquartered at UW: Tononi will direct the administrative core, as well as the analysis of electroencephalography (EEG) core, along with collaborator Barry Van Veen, PhD, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineeeering at UW Madison; and Cirelli will direct the electron microscopy core, with collaboration with the University of California-San Diego’s National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research.

Recent Publications

updated November 17, 2014

Adluru, N., Destiche, D.J., Lu, S.Y., Doran, S.T., Birdsill, A.C., Melah, K.E., Okonkwo, O.C., Alexander, A.L., Dowling, N.M., Johnson, S.C., Sager, M.A. and Bendlin, B.B., 2014. White matter microstructure in late middle-age: Effects of apolipoprotein E4 and parental family history of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimage Clin 4, 730-42.

Arbuckle, M.R., Reardon, C.L. and Young, J.Q., 2014. Residency Training in Handoffs: a Survey of Program Directors in Psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. Epub ahead of print.

Baisley, S.K. and Baldo, B.A., 2014. Amylin Receptor Signaling in the Nucleus Accumbens Negatively Modulates mu-opioid-Driven Feeding. Neuropsychopharmacology. Epub ahead of print.

Birn, R.M., Cornejo, M.D., Molloy, E.K., Patriat, R., Meier, T.B., Kirk, G.R., Nair, V.A., Meyerand, M.E. and Prabhakaran, V., 2014. The influence of physiological noise correction on test-retest reliability of resting-state functional connectivity. Brain Connect 4, 511-22.

Birn, R.M., Patriat, R., Phillips, M.L., Germain, A. and Herringa, R.J., 2014. Childhood maltreatment and combat posttraumatic stress differentially predict fear-related fronto-subcortical connectivity. Depress Anxiety. Epub 2014 Aug 8.

Birn, R.M., Shackman, A.J., Oler, J.A., Williams, L.E., McFarlin, D.R., Rogers, G.M., Shelton, S.E., Alexander, A.L., Pine, D.S., Slattery, M.J., Davidson, R.J., Fox, A.S. and Kalin, N.H., 2014. Extreme early-life anxiety is associated with an evolutionarily conserved reduction in the strength of intrinsic functional connectivity between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the central nucleus of the amygdala. Mol Psychiatry 19, 853.

Brooker, R.J., Buss, K.A., Lemery-Chalfant, K., Aksan, N., Davidson, R.J. and Goldsmith, H.H., 2014. Profiles of Observed Infant Anger Predict Preschool Behavior Problems: Moderation by Life Stress. Dev Psychol. Epub Aug 25 2014.

Buchmann, A., Dentico, D., Peterson, M.J., Riedner, B.A., Sarasso, S., Massimini, M., Tononi, G. and Ferrarelli, F., 2014. Reduced mediodorsal thalamic volume and prefrontal cortical spindle activity in schizophrenia. Neuroimage 102p2, 540-547.

Chopra, P., Papale, L.A., White, A.T., Hatch, A., Brown, R.M., Garthwaite, M.A., Roseboom, P.H., Golos, T.G., Warren, S.T. and Alisch, R.S., 2014. Array-based assay detects genome-wide 5-mC and 5-hmC in the brains of humans, non-human primates, and mice. BMC Genomics 15, 131.

Dentico, D., Cheung, B.L., Chang, J.Y., Guokas, J., Boly, M., Tononi, G. and Van Veen, B., 2014. Reversal of cortical information flow during visual imagery as compared to visual perception. Neuroimage 100, 237-43.

Du, J., Hosseinbor, A.P., Chung, M.K., Bendlin, B.B., Suryawanshi, G., Alexander, A.L. and Qiu, A., 2014. Diffeomorphic metric mapping and probabilistic atlas generation of hybrid diffusion imaging based on BFOR signal basis. Med Image Anal 18, 1002-14.

Emborg, M.E., Hurley, S.A., Joers, V., Tromp do, P.M., Swanson, C.R., Ohshima-Hosoyama, S., Bondarenko, V., Cummisford, K., Sonnemans, M., Hermening, S., Blits, B. and Alexander, A.L., 2014. Titer and product affect the distribution of gene expression after intraputaminal convection-enhanced delivery. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 92, 182-94.

Fox, A.S. and Kalin, N.H., 2014. A Translational Neuroscience Approach to Understanding the Development of Social Anxiety Disorder and Its Pathophysiology. Am J Psychiatry, 171,11 1162-1173.

Golden, R.N. and Fiore, M.C., 2014. The 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health: reflections and lessons to be learned for other public health challenges. Wmj 113, 81-2.

Golden, R.N. and Timberlake, K., 2013. Population health improvement: moving beyond the clinic and into the community. Wmj 112, 181-2.

Hanson, J.L., Nacewicz, B.M., Sutterer, M.J., Cayo, A.A., Schaefer, S.M., Rudolph, K.D., Shirtcliff, E.A., Pollak, S.D. and Davidson, R.J., 2014. Behavioral Problems After Early Life Stress: Contributions of the Hippocampus and Amygdala. Biol Psychiatry, Epub ahead of print.

Hartley, S.L., Handen, B.L., Devenny, D.A., Hardison, R., Mihaila, I., Price, J.C., Cohen, A.D., Klunk, W.E., Mailick, M.R., Johnson, S.C. and Christian, B.T., 2014. Cognitive functioning in relation to brain amyloid-beta in healthy adults with Down syndrome. Brain 137, 2556-63.

Kundu, B., Johnson, J.S. and Postle, B.R., 2014. Pre-stimulation phase predicts the TMS-evoked response. J Neurophysiol, Epub ahead of print.

Kuruvilla, S.A., Hillmer, A.T., Wooten, D.W., Patel, A., Christian, B.T. and Mukherjee, J., 2014. Synthesis and evaluation of 2-(18)F-fluoro-5-iodo-3-[2-(S)-3,4-dehydropyrrolinylmethoxy]pyridine ((18)F-Niofene) as a potential imaging agent for nicotinic alpha4beta2 receptors. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 4, 354-64.

Lewis-Peacock, J.A., Drysdale, A.T. and Postle, B.R., 2014. Neural Evidence for the Flexible Control of Mental Representations. Cereb Cortex, Epub ahead of print.

MacCoon, D.G., MacLean, K.A., Davidson, R.J., Saron, C.D. and Lutz, A., 2014. No sustained attention differences in a longitudinal randomized trial comparing mindfulness based stress reduction versus active control. PLoS One Jun 23;9(6):e97551.

Motzkin, J.C., Philippi, C.L., Wolf, R.C., Baskaya, M.K. and Koenigs, M., 2014. Ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions alter neural and physiological correlates of anticipation. J Neurosci 34, 10430-7.

Nelson, A.M., Coe, C.L., Juckett, M.B., Rumble, M.E., Rathouz, P.J., Hematti, P. and Costanzo, E.S., 2014. Sleep quality following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: longitudinal trajectories and biobehavioral correlates. Bone Marrow Transplant, Nov;49(11):1405-11.

Quas, J.A., Yim, I.S., Oberlander, T.F., Nordstokke, D., Essex, M.J., Armstrong, J.M., Bush, N., Obradovic, J. and Boyce, W.T., 2014. The symphonic structure of childhood stress reactivity: Patterns of sympathetic, parasympathetic, and adrenocortical responses to psychological challenge. Dev Psychopathol, Nov;26(4 Pt 1):963-82.

Racine, A.M., Adluru, N., Alexander, A.L., Christian, B.T., Okonkwo, O.C., Oh, J., Cleary, C.A., Birdsill, A., Hillmer, A.T., Murali, D., Barnhart, T.E., Gallagher, C.L., Carlsson, C.M., Rowley, H.A., Dowling, N.M., Asthana, S., Sager, M.A., Bendlin, B.B. and Johnson, S.C., 2014. Associations between white matter microstructure and amyloid burden in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease: A multimodal imaging investigation. Neuroimage Clin 4, 604-14.

Reardon, C.L. and Creado, S., 2014. Drug abuse in athletes. Subst Abuse Rehabil 5, 95-105.

Rosas, A. and Koenigs, M., 2014. Beyond “utilitarianism”: Maximizing the clinical impact of moral judgment research. Soc Neurosci, 1-7.

Ruttle, P.L., Klein, M.H., Slattery, M.J., Kalin, N.H., Armstrong, J.M. and Essex, M.J., 2014. Adolescent adrenocortical activity and adiposity: differences by sex and exposure to early maternal depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology 47, 68-77.

Seppala, E.M., Nitschke, J.B., Tudorascu, D.L., Hayes, A., Goldstein, M.R., Nguyen, D.T., Perlman, D. and Davidson, R.J., 2014. Breathing-based meditation decreases posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in U.S.. Military veterans: a randomized controlled longitudinal study. J Trauma Stress 27, 397-405.

Siclari, F., Bernardi, G., Riedner, B.A., LaRocque, J.J., Benca, R.M. and Tononi, G., 2014. Two distinct synchronization processes in the transition to sleep: a high-density electroencephalographic study. Sleep 37, 1621-37.

Song, J., Birn, R., Boly, M., Meier, T.B., Nair, V.A., Meyerand, M.E. and Prabhakaran, V., 2014a. Age-related Reorganizational Changes in Modularity and Functional Connectivity of Human Brain Networks. Brain Connect, Epub ahead of print.

Song, J., Young, B.M., Nigogosyan, Z., Walton, L.M., Nair, V.A., Grogan, S.W., Tyler, M.E., Farrar-Edwards, D., Caldera, K.E., Sattin, J.A., Williams, J.C. and Prabhakaran, V., 2014. Characterizing relationships of DTI, fMRI, and motor recovery in stroke rehabilitation utilizing brain-computer interface technology. Front Neuroeng 7, 31.

Tononi, G., 2014. Retrospective. Gerald M. Edelman (1929-2014). Science 344, 1457.

Vendlinski, M.K., Javaras, K.N., Van Hulle, C.A., Lemery-Chalfant, K., Maier, R., Davidson, R.J. and Goldsmith, H.H., 2014. Relative influence of genetics and shared environment on child mental health symptoms depends on comorbidity. PLoS One Jul 31;9(7):e103080.

Vorster, A.P., Krishnan, H.C., Cirelli, C. and Lyons, L.C., 2014. Characterization of sleep in Aplysia californica. Sleep 37(9):1453-63.

Vyazovskiy, V.V., Cui, N., Rodriguez, A.V., Funk, C., Cirelli, C. and Tononi, G., 2014. The dynamics of cortical neuronal activity in the first minutes after spontaneous awakening in rats and mice. Sleep 37, 1337-47.

Wooten, D.W., Hillmer, A.T., Murali, D., Barnhart, T.E., Thio, J.P., Bajwa, A.K., Bonab, A.A., Normandin, M.D., Schneider, M.L., Mukherjee, J. and Christian, B.T., 2014. Initial in vivo PET imaging of 5-HT1A receptors with 3-[(18)F]mefway. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 4, 483-9.

Young, B.M., Nigogosyan, Z., Nair, V.A., Walton, L.M., Song, J., Tyler, M.E., Edwards, D.F., Caldera, K., Sattin, J.A., Williams, J.C. and Prabhakaran, V., 2014. Case report: post-stroke interventional BCI rehabilitation in an individual with preexisting sensorineural disability. Front Neuroeng 7, 18.

Young, B.M., Nigogosyan, Z., Remsik, A., Walton, L.M., Song, J., Nair, V.A., Grogan, S.W., Tyler, M.E., Edwards, D.F., Caldera, K., Sattin, J.A., Williams, J.C. and Prabhakaran, V., 2014. Changes in functional connectivity correlate with behavioral gains in stroke patients after therapy using a brain-computer interface device. Front Neuroeng 7, 25.

Young, B.M., Nigogosyan, Z., Walton, L.M., Song, J., Nair, V.A., Grogan, S.W., Tyler, M.E., Edwards, D.F., Caldera, K., Sattin, J.A., Williams, J.C. and Prabhakaran, V., 2014. Changes in functional brain organization and behavioral correlations after rehabilitative therapy using a brain-computer interface. Front Neuroeng 7, 26.

Young, B.M., Williams, J. and Prabhakaran, V., 2014d. BCI-FES: could a new rehabilitation device hold fresh promise for stroke patients? Expert Rev Med Devices, 1-3.

Zakszewski, E., Adluru, N., Tromp do, P.M., Kalin, N. and Alexander, A.L., 2014. A diffusion-tensor-based white matter atlas for rhesus macaques. PLoS One 9, e107398.

Plante, D.T., Trksak, G.H., Jensen, E., Penetar, D.M., Ravichandran, C., Riedner, B.A., Tartarini, W.L., Dorsey, C.M., Renshaw, P.F., Lukas, S.E. and Harper, D.G., 2014. Gray Matter-Specific Changes in Brain Bioenergetics after Acute Sleep Deprivation: A 31P Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study at 4 Tesla. Sleep. Epub ahead of print.

Cirelli, C. and Tononi, G., 2014. Letter to the editor: Sleep and Synaptic Homeostasis. Sleep, Epub ahead of print.

Kaliman, P., Alvarez-Lopez, M.J., Cosin-Tomas, M., Rosenkranz, M.A., Lutz, A. and Davidson, R.J., 2014. Rapid changes in histone deacetylases and inflammatory gene expression in expert meditators. Psychoneuroendocrinology 40, 96-107.

Okonkwo, O.C., Schultz, S.A., Oh, J.M., Larson, J., Edwards, D., Cook, D., Koscik, R., Gallagher, C.L., Dowling, N.M., Carlsson, C.M., Bendlin, B.B., LaRue, A., Rowley, H.A., Christian, B.T., Asthana, S., Hermann, B.P., Johnson, S.C. and Sager, M.A., 2014. Physical activity attenuates age-related biomarker alterations in preclinical AD. Neurology 83, 1753-60.

Chung, M.K., Kim, S.G., Schaefer, S.M., van Reekum, C.M., Peschke-Schmitz, L., Sutterer, M.J. and Davidson, R.J., 2014. Improved Statistical Power with a Sparse Shape Model in Detecting an Aging Effect in the Hippocampus and Amygdala. Proc Soc Photo Opt Instrum Eng 9034.

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