Niels Niethard

Talk title:
How sleep balances cortical circuit activity

The idea that the main function of sleep is to maintain the organism’s homeostatic balance is at the center of my research into the dynamics of the sleeping brain and their functional significance. In 2012, I obtained my diploma in Psychology and continued as a Neuroscience PhD student. Since 2019, I am a post doc and I am expanding my research focus to investigate how sleep regulates metabolic functions by synaptic scaling within the hypothalamus.

Affiliation: Institute of Medical Psychology, University of Tuebingen