LeBourgeois Monique K., Dean Douglas C., Deoni Sean C.L., Kohler Malcolm, Kurth Salome (2019), A simple sleep EEG marker in childhood predicts brain myelin 3.5 years later, in NeuroImage
Kurth Salome, Riedner Brady, Dean Douglas, O'Muircheartaigh Jonathan, Huber Reto, Jenni Oskar, Deoni Sean, LeBourgeois Monique (2017), Traveling Slow Oscillations During Sleep: A Marker of Brain Connectivity in Childhood, in SLEEP
Schumacher Allyson, Miller Allison, Watamura Sarah, Kurth Salome, Lassonde Jonathan, LeBourgeois Monique (2017), Sleep moderates the association between response inhibition and self-regulation in early childhood, in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychology
, 46(2), 222-235.
Mullins Elsa, Miller Alison, Cherian Sherin, Lumeng Julie, Wright Kenneth, Kurth Salome, LeBourgeois Monique (2017), Acute sleep restriction increases dietary intake in preschool-age children, in Journal of Sleep Research
, 26(1), 48-54.
Kurth Salome, Lassonde Jonathan M, Pierpoint Lauren A, Rusterholz Thomas, Jenni Oskar G, McClain Ian J, Achermann Peter, LeBourgeois Monique K (2016), Development of nap neurophysiology: preliminary insights into sleep regulation in early childhood., in Journal of sleep research
, 25(6), 646-654.
Kurth Salome, Dean Douglas, Achermann Peter, O'Muircheartaigh Jonathan, Huber Reto, Deoni Sean, LeBourgeois Monique (2016), Increased sleep depth in developing neural networks: new insights from sleep restriction in children, in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
, 10, 456.
McClain Ian J, Lustenberger Caroline, Achermann Peter, Lassonde Jonathan M, Kurth Salome, LeBourgeois Monique K (2016), Developmental Changes in Sleep Spindle Characteristics and Sigma Power across Early Childhood., in Neural plasticity
, 2016, 3670951-3670951.
Lassonde Jonathan, Rusterholz Thomas, Kurth Salome, Schumacher Allyson, Achermann Peter, LeBourgeois Monique (2016), Sleep physiology in toddlers: effects of missing a nap on subsequent night sleep, in Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
, 1(1), 19-26.
Aepli Andrina, Kurth Salome, Tesler Noemi, Jenni Oskar, Huber Reto (2015), Caffeine Consuming Children and Adolescents Show Altered Sleep Behavior and Deep Sleep, in Brain Sciences
, 5(4), 441-455.
Chevalier Nicolas, Kurth Salome, Doucette Margaret Rae, Wiseheart Melody, Deoni Sean C L, Dean Douglas C, O'Muircheartaigh Jonathan, Blackwell Katharine A, Munakata Yuko, LeBourgeois Monique K (2015), Myelination Is Associated with Processing Speed in Early Childhood: Preliminary Insights., in PloS one
, 10(10), 0139897-0139897.
Kurth Salome, Olini Nadja, Huber Reto, LeBourgeois Monique (2015), Sleep and early cortical development, in Current Sleep Medicine Reports
, 1(1), 64.
Doucette Margaret R, Kurth Salome, Chevalier Nicolas, Munakata Yuko, LeBourgeois Monique K (2015), Topography of Slow Sigma Power during Sleep is Associated with Processing Speed in Preschool Children., in Brain sciences
, 5(4), 494-508.
Kurth Salome, Achermann Peter, Rusterholz Thomas, LeBourgeois Monique (2013), Development of brain EEG connectivity across early childhood – does sleep play a role?, in Brain Sciences
, 3(4), 1445-1460.
Kurth Salome, Ringli Maya, Huber Reto, Jenni Oskar (2013), The sleep EEG topography in children and adolescents shows sex differences in language areas, in International Journal of Psychophysiology
The brain undergoes massive changes in synaptic remodeling and brain function during the first two decades of life. Exciting new findings indicate that the deep sleep EEG (slow waves, 1-4.5 Hz) reflects plastic changes of the cortex and contributes to alterations in synaptic strength. Although sleep is hypothesized to play a significant role in brain development, huge gaps exist in research addressing this relationship. Moreover, neurodevelopmental disorders often emerge in childhood, and reliable tools to identify and better understand the cortical underpinnings of such disorders are lacking. The primary goal of our current research project is to examine sleep-structure-function relationships in the healthy developing human brain. This proposal is a 6-month continuation of the project “Brain Connectivity and Sleep in Preschool Children” (PBZHP3-128801).