Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
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Description of Itmat ExpertiseCurrent Projects
•A study of how insomnia severity covaries with CNS (beta EEG), somatic (corrugator EMG and/or heart rate variability during NREM sleep), and cognitive (attention bias) arousal.
•A partial reinforcement study that is assessing whether placebos can serve as conditioned stimuli for hypnotic effects, given a priming phase and a schedule of partial reinforcement.
•Insomnia and fatigue often occur in individuals who are cancer survivors. In this study we are testing cognitive behavioral and medication treatments for these common problems
•An exploratory study assessing whether insomnia negatively influences reproductive capacity.
•A pilot study on auditory sensory acuity in patients with insomnia
•A pilot study re: the attenuation of the normal mesograde amnesia of sleep in insomnia