Aurore Perrault

Aurore Perrault, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

I obtained a BA in Psychology at the University of Lyon (France) and then completed a MSc and a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where I studied the impact of sensory stimulation on sleep and cognition. For this endeavor, I combined EEG and different stimulation modalities (i.e., whole-night rocking stimulation or screen-based activities before sleep) to understand their impact on sleep architecture and related-brain oscillations in healthy sleepers as well as in patients with sleep disturbances.

I am interested in sleep research with a focus on clinical application, more specifically on the development of tailored non-pharmacological treatments for sleep difficulties. I have a strong interest in the mechanisms of brain rhythms during sleep and how their modulation can impact daytime performance and memory consolidation.

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Perrault, A.A., Khani, A., Quairiaux, C., Kompotis, K., Franken, P., Muhlethaler, M., Schwartz, S., Bayer, L. (2018). Whole-night continuous rocking stimulation entrains spontaneous neural oscillations with benefits on sleep and memory consolidation. (submitted)

  • Perrault, A. A., Bayer, L., Peuvrier, M., Afyouni, A., Ghisletta, P., Perrig, S., … & Sterpenich, V. (2018). Imposing a curfew on the use of screen electronic devices improves sleep and daytime vigilance in adolescents. bioRxiv, 259309. (under review)

  • Perrault, A. A., Sterpenich V., Schwartz S. (2018). Couvre-feu numérique. Psychoscope, 18-20.

Biography

I obtained a BA in Psychology at the University of Lyon (France) and then completed a MSc and a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where I studied the impact of sensory stimulation on sleep and cognition. For this endeavor, I combined EEG and different stimulation modalities (i.e., whole-night rocking stimulation or screen-based activities before sleep) to understand their impact on sleep architecture and related-brain oscillations in healthy sleepers as well as in patients with sleep disturbances.

Research interests

I am interested in sleep research with a focus on clinical application, more specifically on the development of tailored non-pharmacological treatments for sleep difficulties. I have a strong interest in the mechanisms of brain rhythms during sleep and how their modulation can impact daytime performance and memory consolidation.

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Peer-reviewed publications

  • Perrault, A.A., Khani, A., Quairiaux, C., Kompotis, K., Franken, P., Muhlethaler, M., Schwartz, S., Bayer, L. (2018). Whole-night continuous rocking stimulation entrains spontaneous neural oscillations with benefits on sleep and memory consolidation. (submitted)

  • Perrault, A. A., Bayer, L., Peuvrier, M., Afyouni, A., Ghisletta, P., Perrig, S., … & Sterpenich, V. (2018). Imposing a curfew on the use of screen electronic devices improves sleep and daytime vigilance in adolescents. bioRxiv, 259309. (under review)

  • Perrault, A. A., Sterpenich V., Schwartz S. (2018). Couvre-feu numérique. Psychoscope, 18-20.