New Technologies Symposium
Topic of talk: Sleep and memory manipulation through closed-loop neurostimulation.
Dr. Lucia Talamini received her master's degree in Biology in 1991 (University of Leiden, specializations in Medical Biology and Neurobiology). Over the following three years she worked on growth factor-induced neural plasticity (Institute of Neurobiology, Rome, with L. Aloe and R. Levi-Montalcini) and NMDA receptor plasticity (Univ. of Amsterdam, with W. Kamphuis and F. Lopez Da Silva). Dr. Talamini obtained her PhD in 2000 from the University of Groningen, after developing an animal model that implicates abnormal mediotemporal lobe (MTL) development in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, and links cognitive symptomatology to MTL pathology (with J. Korf).
Today Dr. Talamini heads the Sleep and Memory Lab at the University of Amsterdam. Her research on sleep and memory occurs at the interface of neuroscience, psychology and technology. The Sleep and Memory Lab has a strong emphasis on neurotech development, including advanced methods to read and influence brain activity. Dr. Talamini collaborates with several partners in academia and industry to develop clinical as well as non-clinical applications based on the lab’s findings. She has authored over 70 scientific publications, holds two patents and has been awarded many grants including a VIDI innovation grant.