A b o u t
The center is located in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, in association with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center.
We investigate the role of sleep in human health and disease. We do so using brain imaging methods (MRI, PET scanning), high-density sleep EEG recordings, genomics, proteomics, autonomic physiology, brain stimulation, and cognitive testing.
We address issues of both wellness and disease. Disorders that we currently tackle include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, depression, anxiety, insomnia, cardiovascular disease, drug abuse, obesity and diabetes.
Our goal, unachievable as it may be: Understand everything about sleep's impact on the human being, from birth to death, in health and in sickness.
We are, after all, biologically wondrous things, in part, because of sleep.