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Laboratories

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Sleep Laboratory

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The NCCU Sleep Research Laboratory is directed by Dr. Chien-Ming Yang. This laboratory, located in the Department of Psychology at the National Cheng-Chi University (NCUU) in Taiwan, is dedicated to basic research in sleep science as well as clinical research in behavioral sleep medicine. The laboratory is also affiliated with the Research Center for Mind, Brain, and Learning at NCCU. The laboratory has two bedrooms for sleep recording and one control/discussion room. It is equipped with: 1) two polysomnography system for standard sleep recording, 2) actigraphs for longer-term monitoring of sleep and light exposure, 3) a 40-channel electroencephalogram system that is capable of conducting recording and analysis of event-related potentials (ERP), 4) three biofeedback systems for psychophysiological recording and biofeedback training, and 5) various neuropsychological tests for assessment of neurocognitive abilities.
There are three major research interests of the laboratory: 1) the etiologies and treatment of insomnia; 2) information processing during sleep; 3) the relationship between sleep and daytime functioning. On-going research projects in the laboratory include: 1) the role of hyperarousal and sleep cognition in primary insomniacs, 2) the efficacy of CBT-I for primary insomniacs, 3) the psychological and behavioral factors for long-term hypnotic use, 4) the effects of emotion and emotion regulation on sleep, 5) the association between conscious experiences and neurophysiological process during sleep, 6) the effect of sleep on learning and memory.
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