INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  Matt Wilson
   
  MATTHEW WILSON received his Ph.D. in Computational and Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Arizona. In 1994, he joined the faculty of the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT. Dr. Wilson is the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, John Merck Scholar Award and Middleton Neurosciences Award from the MIT School of Science, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. Using techniques that make it possible to measure the responses and interactions of large groups of neurons, Dr. Wilson's lab at MIT is studying how memories of personal experience are formed and used. This effort has led to the study of sleep and the dreaming life of rats, yielding surprising insights into the relationship between dreams and memory.
   
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