Stuart M. Fogel, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor & Research Scientist
Dr. Stuart Fogel is a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Ottawa (as of Fall 2016) who investigates function of sleep for learning and memory. He led the discovery that bursts of brain activity during sleep called 'sleep spindles' are involved in overnight enhancement of newly formed memory, and were a biological marker for human intelligence. His research employs a unique combination of behavioural, cognitive, electrophysiological, functional and structural neuroimaging and combined EEG-fMRI techniques to explore the function of sleep for memory and cognition. He has published in top high-impact journals in the field (e.g., Nature Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, Plos Biology, Human Brain Mapping, and others), and has given dozens of talks about his research around the world. Funding from both Provincial and National Canadian agencies have supported Stuart’s research throughout his training. He has played an active role on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Sleep Society and his research is frequently talked about in the national and international media.