Matthew P Walker


Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA


  1. Saletin J, Goldstein Piekarski A, Greer S, Stark S, STARK C, Walker M. Human Hippocampal Structure: A Novel Biomarker Predicting Mnemonic Vulnerability to, and Recovery from, Sleep Deprivation. J Neurosci. 2016;36:2355-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, this metric may be of special predictive utility for professions in which memory function is paramount yet insufficient sleep is pervasive (e.g., aviation, military, and medicine). ..
  2. Krause A, Prather A, Wager T, Lindquist M, Walker M. The pain of sleep loss: A brain characterization in humans. J Neurosci. 2019;: pubmed publisher
  3. Ben Simon E, Walker M. Sleep loss causes social withdrawal and loneliness. Nat Commun. 2018;9:3146 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose a model in which sleep loss instigates a propagating, self-reinforcing cycle of social separation and withdrawal. ..
  4. Walker M, van der Helm E. Overnight therapy? The role of sleep in emotional brain processing. Psychol Bull. 2009;135:731-48 pubmed publisher
  5. Van Rijn E, Eichenlaub J, Lewis P, Walker M, Gaskell M, Malinowski J, et al. The dream-lag effect: Selective processing of personally significant events during Rapid Eye Movement sleep, but not during Slow Wave Sleep. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015;122:98-109 pubmed publisher
    ..However, an alternative emotion processing or emotional impact of events account, distinct from memory consolidation, is supported by the finding that SWS dreams do not evidence the dream-lag effect. ..
  6. Goldstein Piekarski A, Greer S, Saletin J, Walker M. Sleep Deprivation Impairs the Human Central and Peripheral Nervous System Discrimination of Social Threat. J Neurosci. 2015;35:10135-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Such impairments hold ecological relevance in professional contexts in which the need for accurate interpretation of social cues is paramount yet insufficient sleep is pervasive. ..
  7. Mander B, Winer J, Jagust W, Walker M. Sleep: A Novel Mechanistic Pathway, Biomarker, and Treatment Target in the Pathology of Alzheimer's Disease?. Trends Neurosci. 2016;39:552-566 pubmed publisher
  8. Mander B, Winer J, Walker M. Sleep and Human Aging. Neuron. 2017;94:19-36 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude with a discussion of a still-debated question: do older adults simply need less sleep, or rather, are they unable to generate the sleep that they still need? ..