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Director, Center for Sleep and Cognition - Harvard Medical School


Dr. Robert Stickgold PhD

A preeminent sleep researcher, Dr. Stickgold has dedicated his life to understanding the relationship between sleep and learning. He is also a very active educator. His multiple articles in the popular press are intended to illustrate the dangers of sleep deprivation. Bob Stickgold was born in Chicago, attended college at Harvard University and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He subsequently did work in neurochemistry and neurophysiology before settling into his current research on sleep and dreaming in the cognitive neurosciences. Currently, Dr. Stickgold is the Director of Harvard’s Center for Sleep and Cognition, and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical. Dr. Stickgold's research interests include sleep and cognition, dreaming, and conscious states.