B.A., University of Lethbridge, 1991
M.Sc., University of Western, 1993
Ph.D., University of Western, 1996
Sleep; sleep functions; synaptic plasticity during sleep and waking; sleep and memory consolidation; EEG.
I became interested in Behavioral Neuroscience after taking a course on “Brain and Behavior” taught by Ian Whishaw at the University of Lethbridge. I started to work with Ian and, in 1991, received a B.A. (Psychology) from the U of L. Subsequently, I went to the University of Western Ontario to work with Case Vanderwolf. I received a M.Sc. in Neuroscience in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 1996. From 1996-1997, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Physiological Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany, working with J. P. Huston. In 1998, I took up my current position in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University.
Dringenberg, H.C. (Editor). (2019) Handbook of Sleep Research. Vol. 30, Handbook of Behavioural Neuroscience. Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, pp. 1-738.
Dringenberg, H.C. (2019) Sleep and memory consolidation: conceptual and methodological challenges. In: Dringenberg, H.C. (ed.). Handbook of Sleep Research. Academic Press/Elsevier, pp. 489-501.
Dringenberg, H.C., and Kuo, M.-C. (2006) Cholinergic, histaminergic, and noradrenergic regulation of LTP stability and induction threshold: cognitive implications. In: Levin, E.D., Butcher, L, and Decker, M. (eds.). Neurotransmitter Interactions and Cognitive Function. Birkhäuser, Boston, pp. 165-183.
Ou, C., Dringenberg, H.C., and Soutar, C.N. (2019) Is hippocampal theta frequency related to individual and sex differences in anxiety-like behaviour? An analysis in male and female Long-Evans rats. Behav. Brain Res., 364:366-373.
Stewart, M.R., and Dringenberg, H.C. (2016) Potential role of synaptic activity to inhibit LTD induction in rat visual cortex. Neural Plasticity, vol, 2016, Article ID 1401935, 10 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1401935
Hager, A.M., Gagolewicz, P.J., Rodier, S., Kuo, M.-C., Dumont, E.C., Dringenberg, H.C. (2015) Metaplastic up-regulation of LTP in the rat visual cortex by monocular visual training: requirement of task mastery, hemispheric specificity, and NMDA-GluN2B involvement. Neuroscience, 293:171-186.
Habib, D., Tsui, C.K.Y., Rosen, L.G., and Dringenberg, H.C. (2014) Occlusion of low-frequency-induced long-term potentiation (LTP) in the rat hippocampus following spatial training, Cerebral Cortex, 24:3090-3096.
Habib, D., and Dringenberg, H.C. (2010) Low frequency-induced synaptic potentiation: A paradigm shift in the field of memory-related plasticity mechanisms Hippocampus, 20:29-35.
Kuo, M.-C., Rasmusson D.D., and Dringenberg, H.C. (2009) Input-selective potentiation and re-balancing of primary sensory cortex afferents by endogenous acetylcholine. Neuroscience, 163:430-441.