Sleep, Aging & Memory

Traditionally, the science of sleep has been considered a branch of psychology. Only recently did a field of medicine dedicated to sleep emerge.

Recent advances in neuroimaging and the development of new plasma and cerebrospinal biomarkers are increasing the prominence of a neuroscientific perspective in sleep research. The fundamental questions in the study of sleep remain largely to be clarified:

  • Why do we sleep?
  • What happens in the brain during sleep?
  • What are the consequences of disturbed sleep on the brain?

The Sleep, Aging, and Memory (SAM) Lab is a a collaboration between the NYU Center for Brain Health (Ricardo Osorio, MD), NYU Sleep Disorders Center (Indu Ayappa, PhD), and the Center for Neural Science (Andrew Varga, MD, PhD). Our mission is to try to solve these and other issues related to sleep, normal aging, memory processing, and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact Us

For more information on our studies and to find out how to participate, please call or write to:

NYU Langone Sleep, Aging, and Memory Lab
Attn: Margaret Wohlleber
145 East 32nd Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 212-263-7563
Fax: 212-263-3270

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