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Complex system and future
technologies in neuroscience – CSFTN’24
29-30 June 2024 Teleon Imperial Hotel (link)
Venue: St Peterburg, Russia

Eugene V. Verbitsky

Evgeny Verbitsky

Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, (Rostov on Don, Russia)

The role of synaptic homeostasis in the sleep-wake cycle

Abstract: In recent decades many mysteries of the sleep-wake cycle have been solved. The use of data-loggers has clarified the influence of habitat factors on the diversity of animal sleep. Ways of studying similar patterns in humans have been outlined. The theory of synaptic homeostasis of the active environment of the brain in the sleep-wake cycle has gained special importance. Its further development leads somnologists to the understanding of sleep individuality as the organism's reaction to wakefulness preceding sleep. This approach opens new horizons for the study of sleep and wakefulness by introducing computer technologies in the development of personalized clinical somnology.

Speaker: The interest in the study of sleep-wakefulness was formed in the speaker by his teacher Prof. Alexander B. Kogan from Rostov University (Rostov on Don). This scientist, for his method of chronic implantation of electrodes in the brain, was honored by the Russian Academy of Sciences with two awards in Physiology: the I.P. Pavlov Prize and the I.M. Sechenov Prize. The speaker is currently working as a chief researcher at the Ecosystems Laboratory of the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Rostov on Don). He is the Chairman of the Rostov Branch of the I.P. Pavlov Physiological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as the Chairman of the Rostov Regional Branch of the Russian Society of Somnologists. Evgeny V. Verbitsky is the author of articles and monographs on sleep and anxiety, a specialist in experimental and clinical somnology. His followers continue to study sleep and participate in the training of future doctors at Rostov State Medical University.