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Dr Ingrid Buller-Peralta

Brain rhythms, abnormal electrical activity, circadian and sleep alterations in rodent models of autism.

  1. Dr Ingrid Buller

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Kind & Wood Groups

    • 1 George Square
    • Edinburgh
    • EH8 9JZ

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Personal profile

  • 2008 BSc in Psychology, Universidad de las Americas, Santiago, Chile.
  • 2014 MSc in Neuroscience, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • 2017 PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Research

As a psychologist, my interests are related to the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders, especially regarding the role of the sleep-wake cycle in the promotion and/or prevention of such diseases.

My previous line of research focused on the role of REM sleep in promoting adaptive emotional processing of previous aversive experiences, using an animal model of PTSD.

The aim of my work is to assess brain rhythms, abnormal electrical activity, circadian and sleep alterations in rodent models of autism. To do so, I use cutting edge high-density EEG recording systems.

Publications

Buller, I., Valdés-Guerrero, J.L. & Ocampo-Garcés, A. Fear extinction in an animal model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The role of Dopamine and REM sleep. Journal of Sleep Research 25 (Suppl. 1): p24, 2016.

Buller, I., Ocampo-Garcés, A., Valdés-Guerrero, J.L., Diaz, J. &Bassi, A. Structure of REM sleep in an animal model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Sleep Research. 25 (Suppl. 1): p47, 2016.

Buller, I., Aylwin, M. & Ocampo, A. Effects of active-avoidance task on REM sleep microstructure in the rat. Journal of Sleep Research. 21 (Suppl. 1): p623, 2012.