01/17/20: The trailer for the new Arte documentary ‘Losing Sleep’ has been made available here. The documentary, set to be released in early 2020, features an interview with WISC researcher Prof. Chiara Cirelli about her research on sleep and the Synaptic Homeostasis Hypothesis.
12/23/19: In this episode of the Wisconsin Public Radio program Central Time, Dr. Amandine Valomon discusses fearful dreams and some theories of why we have them. (Interview from 00:14:33 – 00:22:00)
11/7/19: In their new episode on sleep, the Science VS podcast interviews WISC Assistant Director of Research Brady Riedner on the phenomenon of ‘local sleep.’
8/27/19: In ‘Better sleep in space?,’ Channel 3000’s News 3 highlights the Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband, a sleep-optimizing device that will soon be tested on astronauts in space.
8/19/19: In this television interview with NBC15’s The Morning Show, WISC Assistant Director Stephanie Jones talks about the importance of sleep for children and teens as they transition out of their summer schedule and begin the new school year.
8/11/2019: In this video, Spectrum TV’s Kathryn Larson interviews WISC Assistant Director Stephanie Jones on the Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband.
7/6/2019: In this article, the Wisconsin State Journal sits down with WISC Assistant Directors Stephanie Jones and Brady Riedner to discuss the new Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband, a device designed by WISC researchers to make sleep more efficient by promoting restorative, slow wave activity.
2/21/2019: In this article, Sally McGrane of Medium talks with WISC researcher Dr. Benjamin Baird and others about lucid dreaming and the future of research in the field.
4/15/2019: In this short article, Amelia Kaye of the The Statesman discusses WISC Director Giulio Tononi’s Mind/Brain Lecture at Stony Brook University.
4/10/2019: In ‘A researcher’s three-peat,‘ The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Foundation interviews WISC Medical Director David Plante on winning three separate AASM awards over the course of his career.
4/2/2018: In ‘How do you know you are reading this?,’ Jason Pontin of WIRED magazine discusses the integrated information theory of consciousness and the practical measures of consciousness developed using the theory.
7/25/17: In this article from Philosophy Now, Dr. Hedda Hassel Mørch discusses the philosophical implications of The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness, a theory of consciousness developed over the past 20 years by WISC Director Dr. Giulio Tononi and his colleagues.
2/2/2017: In the article ‘The purpose of sleep? To forget, scientists say,’ the New York Times reports on two recent articles that provide remarkable evidence for the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis, a theory of sleep function developed by WISC researchers Drs. Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi.