Jordan O’Byrne

Jordan O'Byrne, MSc

Research Programmer

Jordan earned his B. Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience from Concordia University, Montreal. In his last year, he volunteered in Dr. Dang-Vu’s then fledgling laboratory, and never looked back. Now years later, he has completed a M. Sc. in Health and Exercise Science under Dr. Dang-Vu’s supervision, in which he sought to link sleep and memory consolidation through the cross-frequency coupling of sleep oscillations. Since finishing his degree, Jordan has stayed on as a programmer-analyst for the lab, as he continues his research on the side.

My current interest is in developing advanced signal processing tools to better understand the weird, warbling harmonies of the brain, and how they relate to cognition, consciousness and pathology. Lately, I’ve been building Wonambi, an open-source Python toolbox and interface for visualizing, scoring and analyzing EEG. I’m also exploring the role of cross-frequency coupling in sleep and cognition. In my spare time, I like board games, wilderness adventures, etymology and long walks on the beach.

Offices

Phones

Peer-reviewed articles

Dang-Vu TT, Hatch B, Salimi A, Mograss M, Boucetta S, O’Byrne J, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP (2017) Sleep spindles predict response to cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia. Sleep Med.

Gouin JP, Wenzel K, Boucetta S, O’Byrne J, Salimi A, Dang-Vu TT (2015) High frequency heart rate variability during worry predicts stress-related increases in sleep disturbances. Sleep Med 16(5):659-664.

Dang-Vu TT, Salimi A, Boucetta S, Wenzel K, O’Byrne J, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP (2015). Sleep spindles predict stress-related increases in sleep disturbances. Front Hum Neurosci, 9(68).

O’Byrne J, Berman Rosa M, Gouin JP, Dang-Vu TT (2014) Neuroimaging findings in primary insomnia. Pathol Biol 62:262-269.

Book chapters

Dang-Vu TT, O’Byrne J, Zhang V, Arcelin A, Schwartz S, Peigneux P, Maquet P, Desseilles M (2017) Neuroimaging in Sleep and Sleep Disorders. In Chokroverty S (Ed.) Sleep Disorders Medicine, 4th ed. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

O’Byrne J, Salimi A, Dang-Vu TT (2016) Neuroimaging of Narcolepsy. In Goswami M, Thorpy MJ, Pandi-Perumal SR (Eds.) Narcolepsy, 2nd Edition : A Clinical Guide. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

Dang-Vu TT, O’Byrne J, Mikolajczak G, Malhi O, Reed L, Arcelin A, Vijayakumar N, Desseilles M (2014) Sleep Disorders. In Dierckx RAJO, Otte A, de Vries EFJ, van Waarde A, de Boer JA (Eds.) PET and SPECT in Psychiatry. Heidelberg: Springer

Conference posters (*presenter)

*O’Byrne J, Piantoni G, Cross N, Dang-Vu TT (2018, May). Wonambi: an open source toolbox for the analysis of sleep spindles and related EEG oscillations. International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena, Budapest, Hungary.

*O’Byrne J, Weiner O, André C, Debellemanière E, Dang-Vu TT (2016, May). A role for spindle-slow wave synchrony in sleep-dependent declarative memory consolidation. First International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena, Budapest, Hungary.

*O’Byrne J, Boucetta S, Salimi A, Reed L, Malhi O, Zhang V, Arcelin A, Wenzel K, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP, Dang-Vu TT (2014, September). Spindles and slow waves predict treatment response to cognitive-behavioural therapy for chronic primary insomnia. 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Tallinn, Estonia.

*O’Byrne J, Boucetta S, Reed L, Malhi O, Zhang V, Arcelin A, Wenzel K, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP, Dang-Vu TT (2014, May). Spindles and slow waves predict treatment response to cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia. 1st Annual Perform Centre Research Conference, Montreal, QC.

*O’Byrne J, Mumby DG (2013, October). Retrieved Object Memories Are Not Reconsolidated. CSBN Today: 30 Years of Excellence, Montreal, QC.

*O’Byrne J, Cole E, Mumby DG (2013, June). Reconsolidation in Context-Activated Object Memory. 23rd Annual Meeting of the CSBBCS, Calgary, AB.

*Weiner, O, O’Byrne, J, … Dang-Vu, TT (2018, January). Coupling of EEG oscillations during sleep, and relations with learning and memory in older adults. 5th Annual Conference of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH), Montreal, Canada.

*Hatch B, … O’Byrne J, … Dang-Vu TT (2015, November). Sleep oscillations at baseline predict responses to cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic insomnia. 7th Congress of the World Sleep Federation, Istanbul, Turkey.

*Salimi A, … O’Byrne J, … Dang-Vu TT (2015, November). Sleep microarchitecture in chronic primary insomnia. 7th Congress of the World Sleep Federation, Istanbul, Turkey.

Biography

Jordan earned his B. Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience from Concordia University, Montreal. In his last year, he volunteered in Dr. Dang-Vu’s then fledgling laboratory, and never looked back. Now years later, he has completed a M. Sc. in Health and Exercise Science under Dr. Dang-Vu’s supervision, in which he sought to link sleep and memory consolidation through the cross-frequency coupling of sleep oscillations. Since finishing his degree, Jordan has stayed on as a programmer-analyst for the lab, as he continues his research on the side.

Research Interests

My current interest is in developing advanced signal processing tools to better understand the weird, warbling harmonies of the brain, and how they relate to cognition, consciousness and pathology. Lately, I’ve been building Wonambi, an open-source Python toolbox and interface for visualizing, scoring and analyzing EEG. I’m also exploring the role of cross-frequency coupling in sleep and cognition. In my spare time, I like board games, wilderness adventures, etymology and long walks on the beach.

Contact details

Offices

Phones

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Dang-Vu TT, Hatch B, Salimi A, Mograss M, Boucetta S, O’Byrne J, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP (2017) Sleep spindles predict response to cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia. Sleep Med.

Gouin JP, Wenzel K, Boucetta S, O’Byrne J, Salimi A, Dang-Vu TT (2015) High frequency heart rate variability during worry predicts stress-related increases in sleep disturbances. Sleep Med 16(5):659-664.

Dang-Vu TT, Salimi A, Boucetta S, Wenzel K, O’Byrne J, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP (2015). Sleep spindles predict stress-related increases in sleep disturbances. Front Hum Neurosci, 9(68).

O’Byrne J, Berman Rosa M, Gouin JP, Dang-Vu TT (2014) Neuroimaging findings in primary insomnia. Pathol Biol 62:262-269.

Book chapters

Dang-Vu TT, O’Byrne J, Zhang V, Arcelin A, Schwartz S, Peigneux P, Maquet P, Desseilles M (2017) Neuroimaging in Sleep and Sleep Disorders. In Chokroverty S (Ed.) Sleep Disorders Medicine, 4th ed. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

O’Byrne J, Salimi A, Dang-Vu TT (2016) Neuroimaging of Narcolepsy. In Goswami M, Thorpy MJ, Pandi-Perumal SR (Eds.) Narcolepsy, 2nd Edition : A Clinical Guide. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

Dang-Vu TT, O’Byrne J, Mikolajczak G, Malhi O, Reed L, Arcelin A, Vijayakumar N, Desseilles M (2014) Sleep Disorders. In Dierckx RAJO, Otte A, de Vries EFJ, van Waarde A, de Boer JA (Eds.) PET and SPECT in Psychiatry. Heidelberg: Springer

Conference posters (*presenter)

*O’Byrne J, Piantoni G, Cross N, Dang-Vu TT (2018, May). Wonambi: an open source toolbox for the analysis of sleep spindles and related EEG oscillations. International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena, Budapest, Hungary.

*O’Byrne J, Weiner O, André C, Debellemanière E, Dang-Vu TT (2016, May). A role for spindle-slow wave synchrony in sleep-dependent declarative memory consolidation. First International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena, Budapest, Hungary.

*O’Byrne J, Boucetta S, Salimi A, Reed L, Malhi O, Zhang V, Arcelin A, Wenzel K, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP, Dang-Vu TT (2014, September). Spindles and slow waves predict treatment response to cognitive-behavioural therapy for chronic primary insomnia. 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Tallinn, Estonia.

*O’Byrne J, Boucetta S, Reed L, Malhi O, Zhang V, Arcelin A, Wenzel K, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP, Dang-Vu TT (2014, May). Spindles and slow waves predict treatment response to cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia. 1st Annual Perform Centre Research Conference, Montreal, QC.

*O’Byrne J, Mumby DG (2013, October). Retrieved Object Memories Are Not Reconsolidated. CSBN Today: 30 Years of Excellence, Montreal, QC.

*O’Byrne J, Cole E, Mumby DG (2013, June). Reconsolidation in Context-Activated Object Memory. 23rd Annual Meeting of the CSBBCS, Calgary, AB.

*Weiner, O, O’Byrne, J, … Dang-Vu, TT (2018, January). Coupling of EEG oscillations during sleep, and relations with learning and memory in older adults. 5th Annual Conference of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH), Montreal, Canada.

*Hatch B, … O’Byrne J, … Dang-Vu TT (2015, November). Sleep oscillations at baseline predict responses to cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic insomnia. 7th Congress of the World Sleep Federation, Istanbul, Turkey.

*Salimi A, … O’Byrne J, … Dang-Vu TT (2015, November). Sleep microarchitecture in chronic primary insomnia. 7th Congress of the World Sleep Federation, Istanbul, Turkey.