Projects
Name
NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROCHEMISTRY OF THE WAKE-SLEEP CYCLE
University
Universita degli Studi di Bologna
Domain
Physiology
Departement
DEP.OF HUMAN AND GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY
Head
PROF CARLO FRANZINI
Tutor
PROF ROBERTO AMICI PROF GIOVANNI ZAMBONI
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
THE WAKE-SLLEP CYCLE IS CHARACTERIZED BY A FULL CONTROL OF PHYSIOLOGIACAL REGULATIONS DURING BOTH WAKEFULNESS AND SLOW WAVE SLLE (NREM SLEEP OR SYNCHRONIZED SLEEP),AND BY AN IMPAIRED CONTROL DURING REM SLEEP (PARADOXICAL SLLEP).
What is the aim of the project?
AIM OF THE PROJECTS IS TO STUDY, DURING WAKING AND SLEEPING, THE BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES IN THE BRAIN REGIONS INVOLVED IN THE CONTROL OF PHYSIOLOGCAL VARIABLES.
What techniques and methods are used?
BEHAVIOURAL AND BIOCHEMICAL DATA (METHODS ARE : SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF BIOELECTRICAL SIGNALS, EEC,ECG)
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
THE STUDENT WILL ENTER THE PROJECT AT ANY LEVEL; ANY NECESSARY TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE LABORATORY, ACCORDING TO THE SKILLS OF THE PARTECIPANT. AFTER A THEORICAL TEACHING THAT WILL BE PROVIDED BY INTERNAL SEMINARS CONCERNING THE EXPERIMANTAL WORK, THE STUDENT WILL PARTECIPATE TO ANIMAL (RAT) HANDLING AND CARE UNDER SUPERVISION OF THE TUTOR.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
BASIC PRECLINICAL KNOWLEDGE
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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