Circadian Rhythms: A Window into the Brain

Dates: September 27, 2021

Meets: Mon. from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Online

OLLI Member: $0.00


Enrollment requires a 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership

The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour internal clock that cycles us between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals. Changes in sleep patterns can offer an important first clue of developing dementia. Using technology developed at the Oregon Center for Technology and Aging, it is possible to capture the strength of circadian rhythms using unobtrusive methods. The data collected from these sensors and circadian rhythm analysis offers important insights into patient health.

Fee:   $0.00


This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Christina Reynolds

Christina Reynolds is a senior research associate at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR where her work supports the research activities of the Oregon Center for Technology and Aging and the Computational Sleep Lab of the Portland VA Hospital. The research topics she works on include monitoring activity patterns of healthy aging adults, quantifying circadian rhythm change with age, and the effect of PTSD on sleep. She earned a master's degree in information technology and software engineering from Harvard and a Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from the University College London.


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