Lab of Neurophysiology

My research focuses on the underlying mechanisms in sleep disruptions induced by stress, neurological diseases (e.g., epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease) and psychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety. We are also interested in the effects of acupuncture and herbal medicines on the treatment of insomnia. Sleep-wake activities are recorded and analyzed by the electroencephalography, electromyography, gross movements and cortical temperature.Pharmacological methods, optogenetics technique, confocal microscope and behavioral tests are employed to elucidate the neural mechanisms. Our goal is to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of sleep disturbances by different animal models and to provide the solutions for insomnia and sleep disturbances.
Dr. Fang-Chia Chang +886 2 33663883
Research interests

  1. Effects of neurological diseases (e.g., epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety) on sleep
  2. Effects of stress on sleep
  3. Effects of acupuncture on sleep and its related mechanisms
  4. Neuroimmunomodulation on sleep
  5. Effects of herbal medicines on sleep and its related mechanisms

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