Jules Schneider

Research student, School of Psychology

Research summary

“Stimulating slow wave sleep with auditory tones: a way to slow cognitive  ageing?”

My research focuses on sleep and sleep-dependent cognitive processes, such  as overnight consolidation of declarative and procedural memories. I’m  particularly interested in the potential of using non-invasive closed-loop  auditory stimulation in order to manipulate specific sleep parameters such as  sleep slow waves or sleep spindles for greater cognitive and physiological  benefit in both the young and ageing brain.

I’m a visiting PhD student from the University of Manchester and currently  based in the NaPS laboratory of my supervisor Prof Penny Lewis at Cardiff  University.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

“Stimulating slow wave sleep with auditory tones: a way to slow cognitive  ageing?”

My research focuses on sleep and sleep-dependent cognitive processes, such  as overnight consolidation of declarative and procedural memories. I’m  particularly interested in the potential of using non-invasive closed-loop  auditory stimulation in order to manipulate specific sleep parameters such as  sleep slow waves or sleep spindles for greater cognitive and physiological  benefit in both the young and ageing brain.

Funding

BBSRC DTP North-West, The University of Manchester, Wellcome Trust

Research group

Laboratory of Neuroscience and Psychology of Sleep (NaPS)

Research collaborators

Prof Penny Lewis (external  supervisor, Cardiff University)
Prof Wael El-Deredy (primary  supervisor, University of Manchester)
Dr Alex Casson (co-supervisor,  University of Manchester)
Dr Hong-Viet Ngo  (University of Birmingham)
Prof Jan Born (University of Tübingen)

Areas of expertise