Tuesday Jul 04, 2023

SRS PODCAST (#14): Sleep spindles in the healthy brain from birth through 18 years (w/ Drs. Catherine Chu and Dara Manoach)

Episode Summary:


In this month’s episode Jesse Cook (Host) sits down with Drs. Catherine Chu, MD, MA, MSC and Dara Manoach, PhD to discuss the recently published paper in the journal SLEEP by Drs. Hunki Kwon, Catherine Chu, Dara Manoach and colleagues that describes an investigation that identified age- and region-specific normative values for sleep spindles across the first two decades of development.  Here is a link to the article on the SLEEP journal website.






(00:50) – Orientation to Topic of Focus for This Episode’s Interview

(03:40) – Brief Biography on Drs. Catherine Chu and Dara Manoach

(06:27) – Beginning of Guest Interview with Drs. Catherine Chu and Dara Manoach

(08:02) – Drs. Catherine Chu and Dara Manoach’s Journey into Sleep and Circadian Research

(23:11) – Keyword Association!

(25:06) – 10,000 Foot View of the Paper: Rationale, Methodology, and Findings

(44:32) – A Deeper Dive into the Scientific Weeds (DDSW)

(45:21) – DDSW: Best Clinical Application of Normative Spindle Values

(48:39) – DDSW: Utility/Promise of Wearable Headbands for Enhancing the Accessibility of Sleep Spindle Assessment

(55:07) – DDSW: Sleep Spindles as a Potential Therapeutic Target

(01:06:14) - Thank you, Acknowledgments, and Outro


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