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Jack Barton

Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Manchester

I study (and sometimes take time to) sleep. My current PhD research is looking at why a lack of sleep can lead to unusual experiences such as hallucinations and paranoia. Hopefully by understanding what these mechanisms might be we can start to modify sleep treatments for those struggling with the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Jack has authored 5 articles

Should parents fear potatoes as much as screens?

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A new study says neither have serious positive or negative impacts on childhood well-being

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Why you shouldn't believe everything your sleep tracker tells you

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People who are told they slept poorly will act accordingly, even if it isn't true

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Your mom is right: you probably need more sleep

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Burning the midnight oil is likely burning you out, more and more science suggests

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Why scientists are exploring sleep deprivation as a treatment for depression

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With an important caveat, losing sleep appears to have significant short-term effects on depression

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More than 10 percent of healthy people hallucinate. You can likely thank dopamine

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The brain chemical associated with reward also seems to distort our perceptions

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