The aim of the Budapest Laboratory of Sleep and Cognition is to examine human behavior with a special focus on sleep and its role in information processing. In our view, sleep provides an exciting “natural environment” to explore and unravel the neural activity of the brain as well as its more specific functions or dysfunctions. Our research topics extend from basic neurophysiological studies to more complex experiments focusing also on the behavioral level. Our aim is to understand sleep and sleep-related cognitive and affective processes in their entirety integrating multiple (physiological, cognitive and phenomenological) levels of analyses.
Nightmare Disorder, REM sleep, Chronotype, sleep and psychotic-like phenomena
Simor, P., van der Wijk, G., Nobili, L., & Peigneux, P. (2020). The microstructure of REM sleep: why phasic and tonic?. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 101305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2020.101305
Simor, P., Szalárdy, O., Gombos, F., Ujma, P.P., Jordán, Z., Halász, L., Erőss, L., Fabó, D. and Bódizs, R., (2021). REM Sleep Microstates in the Human Anterior Thalamus. Journal of Neuroscience. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1899-20.2021
Simor, P., Bogdány, T., Bódizs, R., & Perakakis, P. (2021). Cortical monitoring of cardiac activity during rapid eye movement sleep: the heartbeat evoked potential in phasic and tonic REM microstates. Sleep.zsab100, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsab100
Simor, P., Gombos, F., Blaskovich, B., Bódizs, R. (2018). Long-range alpha/beta and short-range gamma EEG synchronization distinguishes phasic and tonic REM periods. SLEEP, 41(3). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx210.
Simor, P., Horváth, K., Gombos, F., Bódizs, R. (2012) Disturbed dreaming and sleep quality: altered sleep architecture in subjects with frequent nightmares. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 262(8), 687-696.
Simor, P., Horváth, K., Ujma, P., Gombos, F., Bódizs, R. (2013). Fluctuations between sleep and wakefulness: wake-like features indicated by increased EEG alpha power during different sleep stages in nightmare disorder. Biological Psychology, 94, 592-600.
Simor, P., Körmendi, J., Horváth, K., Gombos, F., Ujma, P., Bódizs, R. (2014) Electroencephalographic and Autonomic Alterations in Nightmare Disorder during Pre-and Post-REM periods. Brain and Cognition, 91, 62-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2014.08.004
Simor, P., Zavecz, Zs., Pálosi, V., Török, Cs, Köteles, F. (2015) The influence of sleep complaints on the association between chronotype and negative emotionality in young adults. Chronobiology International, 32(1), 1-10. DOI:10.3109/07420528.2014.935786
Blaskovich, B., Szőllősi, Á., Gombos, F., Racsmány, M., Simor, P. (2017). The benefit of directed forgetting persists after a daytime nap: the role of spindles and REM sleep in the consolidation of relevant memories. SLEEP, 40, 3. DOI: 10.1093/sleep/zsw076 .