Publications by Mathilde Reyt
My doctoral research investigates the impact of chronic napping on cognitive performances and its cerebal correlates in ageing, in the context of the CogNap project (http://www.cognap.uliege.be) supervised by Christina Schmidt (pole Cognition and Language).
- Sleep appears as a protective factor in models of cognitive and brain aging. In humans, the sleep-wake regulation system is tuned to achieve consolidated periods of sleep during night-time and a continuous period of wakefulness during day-time. Chronic napping represents an intrusion of a sleep episode during the wake period and might interfere with sleep-wake regulation and cognition. To determine the implication of chronic napping, behavioral and functional neuroimaging approaches are used and put in correlation with electrophysiological-derived indices of circadian integrity