Ashten Bartz's scientific contributions

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Introduction Sleep supports processes necessary for hippocampus-dependent memory consolidation. While experimental paradigms for sleep-dependent memory consolidation commonly involve comparing sleep/wake delays at opposing diurnal phases, whether the memory benefit of sleep is influenced by circadian phase is unclear. Using forced desynchrony (FD),...
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Olfactory sensitivity has traditionally been viewed as a trait that varies according to individual differences but is not expected to change with one's momentary state. Recent research has begun to challenge this position and time of day has been shown to alter detection levels. Links between obesity and the timing of food intake further raise the...

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... As a matter of fact, sleep has an important role in consolidation of sequential motor skills from the childhood to adulthood. Hence, many researchers have confirmed the benefit of the sleep in both declarative memory (verbalize knowledge of facts and events, in which information recall is conscious) and procedural memory (skills memory) in adults [2,11,15,20,27,38]. Although motor learning is an especially critical factor during childhood, sleep is essential in children's cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and motor development and important links to memory and cognition [16,41]. ...
... Interestingly, in contrast to all other senses tested, odors do not evoke cortical K-complex responses during sleep in humans (Perl et al., 2016), which could either reflect the poor efficacy of odors to evoke arousals during sleep, or the unique architecture of the olfactory pathway. It should be noted that in addition to sleep effects on odor responsivity, circadian rhythms can also affect odor sensitivity in both humans (Herz et al., 2017) and rodents (Granados-Fuentes et al., 2006), with lowest threshold/peak responsiveness during the early night for humans and during the middle of the dark, active phase for rodents. ...