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  Julie Carrier

  Louis De Beaumont

  Alex Desautels

  Marie Dumont   Johannes Frasnelli

  J-François Gagnon

  Nadia Gosselin

  Gilles Lavigne

  Valérie Mongrain

  Jacques Montplaisir

  Tore Nielsen

  Simon Warby
  Antonio Zadra


      Tore A. Nielsen, Ph.D.       Research       Team       Publications

Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal
Psychologist (College of Psychologists of Quebec)
Director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory
514-338-2222 ext. 3350

Post-doctorate in Psychiatry (Université de Montréal)
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (University of Alberta)
M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology (University of Calgary)

Research Interests:
Dependance of learning and memory on REM sleep and dreaming processes. Pathophysiology, cognitive dysfunction, quantitative EEG, and changes in sleep-dependant memory processes in patients with recurrent nightmares. Dream disturbances and parasomnias in pregnancy and postpartum women. Dream alterations in REM sleep behavior disorder. Dreaming, empathy and the mirror neuron system. Nightmares, early-life adverse events, and suicide.

Polysomnography, selective REM sleep deprivation, spectral analysis of the EEG and ECG, sensory stimulation during sleep, virtual reality exposure, sampling and analysis of lab and home dreams, internet-based dream collection.