Research Interests

I am interested in how sleep and dreaming influences human cognition, such as memory, problem-solving, and creativity. I research the specific sleep stages involved in these processes in order to further uncover their mechanisms. Aside from running experiments, I am also interested in using computational models to test the same hypotheses. My Master’s research investigated how sleep structure predicts to various types of ‘gist’ memory over the course of a week, as well as the relationships between different ‘gists’.

Github: https://github.com/nmatorina