Thanh Dang-Vu, MD PhD FAASM

Professor & Concordia University Research Chair in Sleep, Neuroimaging and Cognitive Health, Centre for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology


Thanh  Dang-Vu, MD PhD FAASM
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3364
Email: TT.DangVu@concordia.ca
Website(s): SCNLab

Thanh Dang-Vu, M.D. Ph.D., FAASM, is a Full Professor in the department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Concordia University, where he holds a Research Chair in Sleep, Neuroimaging and Cognitive Health. He is affiliated with Concordia’s Perform center, the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, and engAGE research center for aging. He is also a neurologist, researcher and the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’île-de-Montréal). He is a Professeur Associé of Neurosciences at Université de Montréal. and an Adjunct Professor in Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. Dr. Dang-Vu received his MD & PhD from University of Liege, with postdoctoral training in sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School and Université de Montréal. He is a sleep researcher with expertise in the neurophysiology and neuroimaging of sleep, as well as a neurologist with expertise in sleep disturbances. He has developed a line of research investigating the mechanisms and functions of brain rhythms during sleep, and also investigates the brain mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances. His research methodology uses a multimodal approach, combining neurophysiology (e.g., electroencephalography, EEG) and brain imaging techniques (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI). Dr. Dang-Vu has received research grants from NSERC, CFI, CIHR, the Weston Family Foundation, as well as provincial (FRQS chercheur-boursier senior) and local/internal grants. He has received many awards, including his election to the College of the Royal Society of Canada, Young Investigator Awards from the Canadian Sleep Society and the Sleep Research Society (US), and several awards from his university (e.g., Dean’s award for excellence in scholarship, Provost’s Circle of Distinction). He is the author of more than a hundred publications, including high-impact journals (e.g., PNAS, Science, PLoS Biology, Current Biology, Neurology, Sleep). His research has also been featured in many Canadian (e.g., Le Devoir, Radio-Canada, Montreal Gazette) as well as international (e.g., Scientific American, La Recherche, The Times) media outlets, showing the impact of his work beyond the academic community. Dr. Dang-Vu holds several leadership roles, such as Vice-President (Research) of the Canadian Sleep Society, co-lead of Team 6 (Sleep) of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, Associate Editor for SLEEP, and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Hypersomnia Foundation.


Biography


Research

Sleep, brain oscillations, EEG, neuroimaging, cognition, insomnia, aging

Overview: In general, my research interests are focused on the interface between neuroimaging, sleep, and neurology, in order to investigate the neural correlates of spontaneous brain activity and consciousness, the role of sleep in brain plasticity, the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, and the clinical biomarkers of neurological disease progression.



I am particularly interested in the mechanisms and functions of brain rhythms during sleep. These neural oscillations (sleep spindles, slow waves) organize brain activity during sleep and modulate important functional properties of sleep. For instance, using simultaneous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), my previous studies demonstrated the role of these brain rhythms in the neural processing of external information (e.g., sounds) during sleep. Current research in my lab further explores the role of sleep oscillations in cognition and brain plasticity, in healthy participants and patients with neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, neurodegenerative diseases), using functional and structural neuroimaging techniques, and electrophysiological recordings.



Another line of research in my laboratory investigates the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, such as insomnia, hypersomnias and parasomnias, using multimodal neuroimaging and EEG. Beyond the identification of the neural mechanisms responsible for sleep disruption and daytime somnolence, these studies aim at further understanding the clinical evolution and cognitive impact of these disorders, in order to inform treatment options.

Funding

My research is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Fonds de la recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Weston Family Foundation, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, and Concordia University

Current lab members

Research associates

Melodee Mograss

Florence Pomares 


Postdoctoral fellows

Aurore Perrault

Nathan Cross

Emmanuel Frimpong

Graduate students

Oren Weiner

Arsenio Paez

Loic Barbaux

Shahla Bakian

Kirsten Gong

Nyissa Walsh

Zara Duquette

Sam Gilman

Jeannick Adoutoro

Ophélia Fontaine

Emma-Maria Philips

William Groulx


Research coordinators 

and sleep technologists

Alain Al Bikaii

Saba Sarani

Lukia Tarelli

Caroline Desrosiers 

Mehdi Essounni

Madeline Dickson

Elinah Mozhentiy


Publications

* supervised trainees

 

1.     Chaput JP, Janssen I, Sampasa-Kanyinga H, Carney CE, Dang-Vu TT, Davidson JR, Robillard R, Morin CM. Economic burden of insomnia symptoms in CanadaSleep Health, 2022, in press.

2.     Caldwell W, MacNeil S, Wrosch C, McGrath J, Dang-Vu TT, Morin A, Gouin JP. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia moderates the interpersonal consequences of brooding rumination. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2022, in press.

3.     Zhao JL* , Cross N* , Yao CW , Carrier J , Postuma RB , Gosselin N , Kakinami L, Dang-Vu TT. Insomnia disorder increases the risk of subjective memory decline in middle-aged and older adults: a longitudinal analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Sleep, 2022, Jul 25.

4.    Granet J, Peyrusqué E, Ruiz F, Buckinx F, Ben Abdelkadher L, Dang-Vu TT, Pageaux B, Sirois MJ, Gouin JP, Aubertin-Leheudre M. Physical activity using web technology to prevent confinement-related mobility loss in community-dwelling older adults: a feasible solution during COVID-19 lockdown ?; Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2022, Jun 8.

5.    Perrault AA*, Pomares FB*, Smith D*, Cross NE*, Gong K*, Maltezos A*, McCarthy M*, Madigan E*, Tarelli L*, McGrath J, Savard J, Schwartz S, Gouin JP, Dang-Vu TTEffects of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia on subjective and objective measures of sleep and cognition; Sleep Medicine, 2022, May 23. 

6.    Thompson C, Legault J, Moullec G, Baltzan ME, Cross N*, Dang-Vu TT, Martineau-Dussault M, Hanly P, Ayas N, Lorrain D, Einstein G, Carrier J, Gosselin N. A portrait of obstructive sleep apnea risk factorsin 27,210 middle-aged and older adults in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging; Scientific Reports, March 24th  2022, 12(1):5127. 

7.    Mograss M*, Abi-Jaoude J, Frimpong E*, Chalati D, Moretto U, Tarelli L*, Lim A, Dang-Vu TTThe Effects of Napping on Nighttime Sleep in Healthy Young AdultsJournal of Sleep Research, March 6th 2022, e13578.

8.    Thompson C, Legault J, Moullec G, Martineau-Dussault M, Baltzan ME, Cross N*, Dang-Vu TT, Gervais N, Einstein G, Hanly P, Ayas N, Lorrain D, Kaminska M, Gagnon JF, Lim A, Carrier J, Gosselin N. Association between risk of obstructive sleep apnea, inflammation and cognition after 45 years old in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging; Sleep Medicine, March 2022, 91:21-30. 

9.    Yao C.W., Pelletier A., Fereshtehnejad SM, Cross N*, Dang-Vu T, Postuma R. Insomnia symptom subtypes and manifestations of prodromal neurodegeneration: a population-based study in the CLSA; Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Feb 1st 2022, 18(2):345-59.

10. Moderie C, Carrier J, Dang-Vu TTLes troubles du sommeil chez les patients atteints d’un trouble neurocognitif; Encéphale, Dec 13th 2021, S0013-7006(21)00229-3.

11. Cross N*, Pomares F*, Nguyen A*, Perrault A*, Jegou A*, Uji M*, Lee K, Razavipour F, Ali OBK, Aydin U, Benali H, Grova C, Dang-Vu TTAn altered balance of integrated and segregated brain activity is a marker of cognitive deficits following sleep deprivation; PLoS Biology, Nov 4th 2021, 19(11):e3001232.

12. Ayas N, Skomro R, Bastien C, Charest J, Dang-Vu TT, Samuels C. Canadian Sleep Society statement regarding Continuous Positive Airway Pressure coverage for patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and an Apnea Hypopnea Index between 5 and 15 per hour; Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Aug 12th2021https://doi.org/10.1080/24745332.2021.1946449.

13. Frimpong E*, Mograss M*, Zvionow T*, Dang-Vu TTThe effects of evening high-intensity exercise on sleep in healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysisSleep Medicine Reviews, Aug 3rd 2021, 60:101535.

14. Uji M*, Cross N*, Pomares F*, Perrault A*, Jegou A*, Nguyen A*, Aydin U, Lina JM, Dang-Vu TT, Grova C. Data-driven beamforming techniques to attenuate ballistocardiogram (BCG) artefacts in EEG-fMRI without detecting cardiac pulses in electrocardiography (EEG) recordingsHuman Brain Mapping, 2021, 49:3993-4021.

15. Gool JK*, Cross N*, Fronczek R, Lammers GJ, van der Werf YD, Dang-Vu TT. Neuroimaging in narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia: from neural correlates to clinical practiceCurrent Sleep Medicine Reports, 2020, 6:251-266.

16. Ferland MC, Therrien-Blanchet JM, Proulx S, Klees-Themens G, Bacon BA, Dang-Vu TT, Théoret H. TMS and H1-MRS measures of excitation and inhibition following lorazepam administrationNeuroscience, 2021, 452: 235-246.

17. Belleville S, Mellah S, Cloutier S, Dang-Vu TT, Duchesne S, Maltezos S, Phillips N, Hudon C and the CIMA-Q group. Neural correlates of resilience to the effects of hippocampal atrophy on memoryNeuroImage Clinical, 2020, 29:102526.

18. Cross N*, Paquola C, Pomares F*, Perrault A*, Jegou A*, Nguyen A*, Aydin U, Bernhardt B, Grova C, Dang-Vu TT. Cortical gradients of functional connectivity are robust to state-dependent changes following sleep deprivationNeuroImage, 2021, 226:117547.

19. Belleville S, Ansaldo AA, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Bier N, Dang-Vu TT, Rainville P. Aging during and after the great lockdownRev Neuropsychol; 2020, 12 (2) : 161-3.

20. Machado FV, Louzada LL, Cross NE*, Camargos EF, Dang-Vu TT, Nobrega OT. More than a quarter century of the most prescribed sleeping pill: systematic review of Zolpidem use by older adultsExperimental Gerontology; July 15th 2020, 136:110962.

21. Mograss M*, Crosetta M*, Abi-Jaoude J*, Frolova E*, Robertson E, Pepin V, Dang-Vu TTExercising before a nap benefits memory better than napping or exercising aloneSLEEP, 43(9), 2020 September14.

22. Hudon C, Escudier F, De Roy J, Croteau J, Cross N*, Dang-Vu TT, Vignon Zomahoun HT, Grenier S, Gagnon JF, Parent A, Bruneau MA, Belleville C, and the Consortium for the Early Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease – Quebec (CIMAQ). Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms that Predict Cognitive Decline or Impairment in Cognitively Normal Middle-Aged or Older Adults: a Meta-AnalysisNeuropsychological Review, May 11th 2020. 

23. Perogamvros L, Castelnovo A, Samson D, Dang-Vu TTFailure of fear extinction in insomnia: an evolutionary perspectiveSleep Medicine Reviews, 13 Feb 2020, 51:101277.

24. Marshall L, Cross N*, Binder S, Dang-Vu TTBrain rhythms during sleep and memory consolidation – Neurobiological insightsPhysiology, 35(1), Jan 1 2020, p. 4-15.

25. Zolfaghari S, Yao C, Thompson C, Gosselin N, Desautels A, Dang-Vu TT, Postuma R, Carrier J. Effects of menopause on sleep quality and sleep disorders: Canadian Longitudinal Study on AgingMenopause, 27(3), Dec 13 2019.

26. Belleville S, Leblanc AC, Kergoat MJ, Calon F, Gaudreau P, Hébert SS, Hudon C, Leclerc N, Mechawar N, Duchesne S, Gauthier S; Collaborators: Bellec P, Bocti C, Chertkow H, Collins L, Cunnane S, Philips N, Soucy JP, Dang-Vu TT, Verret L, Villalpando JM. The Consortium for the early identification of Alzheimer’s disease-Quebec (CIMA-Q); Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 11, Nov 20 2019, p. 787-796.

27. Pomares F*, Boucetta S*, Lachapelle F, Steffener J, Montplaisir J, Cha J, Kim H, Dang-Vu TTBeyond sleepy: structural and functional changes of the default-mode network in idiopathic hypersomniaSLEEP, 42(11), November 1 2019.

28. Cross N*, Carrier J, Postuma R, Gosselin N, Kakinami L, Thompson C, Chouchou F, Dang-Vu TT. Association between insomnia disorder and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults: a cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on AgingSLEEP, 42(8), Aug 1 2019.

29. Jegou A*, Schabus M, Gosseries O, Dahmen B, Albouy G, Desseilles M, Sterpenich V, Phillips C, Maquet P, Grova C, Dang-Vu TTCortical reactivations during sleep spindles following declarative learningNeuroImage, 195, 2019, p. 104-112.

30. Cross N*, Gosselin N, Dang-Vu TT. A human neuroimaging perspective on sleep in normative and pathological ageingCurrent Sleep Medicine Reports, 5(1), Jan 25 2019, p.1-12.

31. Chouchou F*, Dang-Vu TT, Rainville P, Lavigne G. The role of sleep in learning placebo effectsInt Rev Neurobiol, 139, July 31 2018, p. 321-355.

32. Desjardins ME, Baril AA, Soucy JP, Dang-Vu TT, Desautels A, Petit D, Montplaisir J, Zadra A. Altered brain perfusion patterns in wakefulness and slow-wave sleep in sleepwalkersSLEEP, 41 (5), May 1 2018.

33. Dang-Vu TT, Hatch B*, Salimi A*, Mograss M*, Boucetta S*, O’Byrne J*, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin JP. Sleep spindles may predict response to cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomniaSleep Medicine, 39, Sep 9 2017, p. 54-61.

34. Boucetta S*, Montplaisir J, Zadra A, Lachapelle F*, Soucy JP, Gravel P, Dang-Vu TTAltered regional cerebral blood flow in idiopathic hypersomniaSLEEP, 40(10), Oct 1 2017, zsx140.

35. Waters F, Moretto U*, Dang-Vu TTPsychiatric illness and parasomnias: a systematic reviewCurrent Psychiatry Reports, 19(7), July 2017, p.37 (11 pages).

36. MacNeil S, Deschênes SS, Brouillard M, Caldwell W, Dang-Vu TT, Gouin JP. High Frequency Heart Rate Variability Reactivity and Trait Worry Interact to Predict the Development of Sleep Disturbances in Response to a Naturalistic StressorAnnals of Behavioral Medicine, 51(6), Dec 2017, p. 912-24.

37. Albouy G, King BR, Schmidt C, Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Balteau E, Phillips C, Degueldre C, Orban P, Benali H, Peigneux P, Luxen A, Karni A, Doyon J, Maquet P, Korman M. Cerebral Activity Associated with Transient Sleep-Facilitated Reduction in Motor Memory Vulnerability to InterferenceScientific Reports, 6, Oct 11 2016, Article number 34948. 

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep34948.

38. Waters F, Blom JD, Dang-Vu TT, Cheyne JA, Alderson-Day B, Collerton D. What is the link between hallucinations and dreamsSchizophrenia Bulletin42(5), Sept 2016, p. 1098-109.

39. Boucetta S*, Salimi A*, Dadar M, Jones BE, Collins DL, Dang-Vu TTStructural Brain Alterations Associated with REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in Parkinson's DiseaseScientific Reports, 6, June 1 2016, Article number 26782 (11 pages).

40. Weiner O*, Dang-Vu TTSpindle Oscillations in Sleep Disorders: A Systematic ReviewNeural Plasticity, March 10 2016, Article number 7328725 (30 pages).

41. Suh S, Kim H, Dang-Vu TT, Joo E, Shin C. Cortical Thinning and Altered Cortico-Cortical Structural Covariance of the Default Mode Network in Patients with Persistent Insomnia SymptomsSLEEP, 39(1), Jan 1 2016, p. 161-71.

42. Dang-Vu TT, Zadra A, Labelle MA, Petit D, Soucy J-P, Montplaisir J. Sleep deprivation reveals altered brain perfusion patterns in somnambulismPLoS ONE, 10(8), 2015, e0133474.

43. Labelle MA, Dang-Vu TT, Petit D, Desautels A, Montplaisir J, Zadra A. Sleep deprivation impairs inhibitory control during wakefulness in adult sleepwalkersJournal of Sleep Research, 24(6), 2015, p. 658-665.

44. Gouin J-P, Wenzel K*, Boucetta S*, O’Byrne J*, Salimi A*, Dang-Vu TTHigh Frequency Heart Rate Variability During Worry Predicts Stress-Related Increases in Sleep DisturbancesSleep Medicine, 16, 2015, p. 659-664.

45. Dang-Vu TT, Salimi A*, Boucetta S*, Wenzel K*, O’Byrne J*, Brandewinder M, Berthomier C, Gouin J-P. Sleep spindles predict stress-related increases in sleep disturbancesFrontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2015, 9:68.

46. Pepin V, Boucetta S*, Chan-Thim E*, Parwanta Z*, Gouin J-P, Dang-Vu TT The Role of Sleep and Physical Activity on the Risk for Cardiovascular DiseaseCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 8(12), 2014, p. 413-423.

47. O’Byrne J*, Berman ML*, Gouin J-P, Dang-Vu TTNeuroimaging Findings in Primary InsomniaPathologie Biologie, 62(5), 2014, p. 262-269.

48. Perogamvros L, Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Schwartz S. Sleep and dreaming are for important mattersFrontiers in Psychology, 4:474, 2013.

49. Dang-Vu TTStructural Brain Modifications in Primary Insomnia: Myth or Reality?SLEEP, 36(7), 2013, p. 965-966.

50. Dang-Vu TTPrefrontal Dysfunction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Biomarker of Disease Severity?SLEEP, 36(5), 2013, p. 631-632.

51. Dang-Vu TTNeuroimaging Findings in Narcolepsy with CataplexyCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 13(5), 2013, 349 (8 pages).

52. Albouy G, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Darsaud A, Gais S, Rauchs G, Desseilles M, Boly M, Dang-Vu T, Balteau E, Degueldre C, Phillips C, Luxen A, Maquet P. Interaction between Hippocampal and Striatal Systems Predicts Subsequent Consolidation of Motor Sequence MemoryPLoS ONE, 8(3), 2013, e59490.

53. Trajanovic N, Dang-Vu TTShould patients with idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder receive preventive therapy for a neurodegenerative disease?Sleep Medicine, 14, 2013, p. 380-381.

54. Dang-Vu TT, Gagnon JF, Vendette M, Soucy JP, Postuma R, Montplaisir J. Hippocampal perfusion predicts impending neurodegeneration in REM sleep behavior disorderNeurology, 79(24), 2012, p. 2302-6.

55. Vendette M, Montplaisir J, Gosselin N, Soucy JP, Postuma R, Dang-Vu TT, Gagnon JF. Brain perfusion anomalies in rapid eye movement behavior disorder with mild cognitive impairmentMovement Disorders, 27(10), 2012, p. 1255-61.

56. Dang-Vu TTNeuronal Oscillations in Sleep: Insights from Functional NeuroimagingNeuroMolecular Medicine, 14(3), 2012, p. 154-167.

57. Dang-Vu TTStructural changes in the narcoleptic brain and their possible relevance for clinical severitySleep Medicine, 13(7), 2012, p. 775-6.

58. Schabus M, Dang-Vu TT, Heib D, Boly M, Desseilles M, Vandewalle G, Schmidt C, Albouy G, Darsaud A, Gais S, Degueldre C, Balteau E, Phillips C, Luxen A, Maquet P. The fate of incoming stimuli during NREM sleep is determined by spindles and the phase of the slow oscillationFrontiers in Neurology3:40, 2012.

59. Schmidt C, Peigneux P, Leclercq Y, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Phillips C, Berthomier P, Berthomier C, Tinguely G, Gais S, Schabus M, Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Salmon E, Degueldre C, Balteau E, Luxen A, Cajochen C, Maquet P, Collette F. Circadian preference modulates the neural substrate of conflict processing across the dayPLoS ONE, 7(1), 2012, e29658.

60. Albouy G, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Darsaud A, Gais S, Rauchs G, Desseilles M, Boly M, Dang-Vu T, Balteau E, Degueldre C, Phillips C, Luxen A, Maquet P. Neural correlates of performance variability during motor sequence acquisitionNeuroImage, 60(1), 2012, p. 324-31.

61. Dang-Vu TT, Bonjean M, Schabus M, Boly M, Darsaud A, Desseilles M, Degueldre C, Balteau E, Phillips C, Luxen A, Sejnowski TJ, Maquet P. Interplay between spontaneous and induced brain activity during human non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleepProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America108(37), 2011, p. 15438-43.

62. McKinney S, Dang-Vu TT, Buxton O, Solet J, Ellenbogen J. Covert Waking Brain Activity Reveals Instantaneous Sleep DepthPLoS ONE, 6(3), 2011, e17351.

63. Mascetti L, Foret A, Bourdiec AS, Muto V, Kussé C, Jaspar M, Matarazzo L, Dang-Vu T, Schabus M, Maquet P. Spontaneous neural activity during human non-rapid eye movement sleep Progress in Brain Research, 193, 2011, p. 111-8.

64. Desseilles M, Schwartz S, Dang-Vu TT, Sterpenich V, Ansseau M, Maquet P, Phillips C. Depression alters « top-down » visual attention: A dynamic causal modelling comparison between depressed and healthy subjectsNeuroimage, 54(2), 2011, 1662-8.

65. Darsaud A, Wagner U, Balteau E, Desseilles M, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Albouy G, Dang-Vu T, Collette F, Boly M, Schabus M, Degueldre C, Luxen A, Maquet P. Neural Precursors of Delayed InsightJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(8), 2011, p. 1900-10.

66. Darsaud A, Dehon H, Lahl O, Sterpenich V, Boly M, Dang-Vu T, Desseilles M, Gais S, Matarazzo L, Peters F, Schabus M, Schmidt C, Tinguely G, Vandewalle G, Luxen A, Maquet P, Collette F. Does Sleep Promote False MemoriesJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(1), 2011, p. 26-40.

67. Dang-Vu TT, McKinney S, Buxton O, Solet J, Ellenbogen J. Spontaneous brain rhythms predict sleep stability in the face of noiseCurrent Biology, 20(15), 2010, p. R626-627

68. Dang-Vu TT, Schabus M, Desseilles M, Sterpenich V, Bonjean M, Maquet P. Functional Neuroimaging Insights into the Physiology of Human SleepSLEEP, 33(12), 2010, p. 1589-1603.

69. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Sterpenich V, Schwartz S. Cognitive and emotional processes during dreaming: A neuroimaging viewConsciousness and Cognition, 20, 2011, p. 998-1008.

70. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Schwartz S, Maquet P. Neuroimaging of narcolepsy ; CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets, 8(4), 2009, p. 254-63.

71. Mascetti L, Foret A, Bonjean M, Matarazzo L, Dang-Vu T, Maquet P. Some facts about sleep relevant for Landau-Kleffner syndromeEpilepsia, 50(Suppl. 7), 2009, p. 43-6.

72. Schmidt C, Collette F, Leclercq Y, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Berthomier P, Berthomier C, Phillips C, Tinguely G, Darsaud A, Gais S, Schabus M, Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Salmon E, Balteau E, Degueldre C, Luxen A, Maquet P, Cajochen C, Peigneux P. Homeostatic sleep pressure and responses to sustained attention in the suprachiasmatic areaScience, 324(5926), 2009, p. 516-19.

73. Sterpenich V, Albouy G, Darsaud A, Schmidt C, Vandewalle G, Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Phillips C, Degueldre C, Balteau E, Collette F, Luxen A, Maquet P. Sleep promotes the neural reorganization of remote emotional memoryJournal of Neuroscience, 29(16), 2009, p. 5143-52.

74. Desseilles M, Balteau E, Sterpenich V, Dang-Vu TT, Darsaud A, Vandewalle G, Albouy G, Salmon E, Peters F, Schmidt C, Schabus M, Gais S, Degueldre C, Phillips C, Luxen A, Ansseau M, Maquet P, Schwartz S. Abnormal neural filtering of irrelevant visual information in depressionJournal of Neuroscience, 29(5), 2009, p. 1395-403.

75. Leclercq Y, Balteau E, Dang-Vu T, Schabus M, Luxen A, Maquet P, Phillips C. Rejection of pulse related artefact (PRA) from continuous electroencephalographic (EEG) time series recorded during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) using constraint independent component analysis (cICA)NeuroImage, 44(3), 2009, p. 679-91.

76. Dang-Vu TT, Schabus M, Desseilles M, Albouy G, Boly M, Darsaud A, Gais S, Rauchs G, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Carrier J, Moonen G, Balteau E, Degueldre C, Luxen A, Phillips C, Maquet P. Spontaneous Neural Activity during Human Slow Wave SleepProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 150(39), 2008, p. 15160-5.

77. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Maquet P, Schwartz S. Corrélats cérébraux du rêve ; Médecine du sommeil, 6(2), 2009, p. 44-51.

78. Dang-Vu TT, Maquet P. Apports de l’imagerie fonctionnelle cérébrale à l’étude du sommeil chez l’hommeNeurone, 13(8), 2008, p. 400-4.

79. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu T, Schabus M, Sterpenich V, Maquet P, Schwartz S. Neuroimaging insights into the pathophysiology of sleep disordersSLEEP, 31(6), 2008, p. 777-794.

80. Boly M, Phillips C, Tshibanda L, Vanhaudenhuyse A, Schabus M, Dang-Vu TT, Moonen G, Hustinx R, Maquet P, Laureys S. Intrinsic brain activity in altered stated of consciousness – how conscious is the default mode of brain function? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1129, 2008, p. 119–29.

81. Albouy G, Sterpenich V, Balteau E, Vandewalle G, Desseilles M, Dang-Vu T, Darsaud A, Ruby P, Luppi P-H, Degueldre C, Peigneux P, Luxen A, Maquet P.  Both the Hippocampus and Striatum are involved in consolidation of Motor Sequence MemoryNeuron, 58, 2008, p. 261-272.

82. Schabus M, Dang-Vu TT, Albouy G, Balteau E, Boly M, Carrier J, Darsaud A, Degueldre C, Desseilles M, Gais S, Phillips C, Rauchs G, Schnakers C, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Luxen A, Maquet P. Hemodynamic cerebral correlates of sleep spindles during human non-rapid eye movement sleepProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(32), 2007, p. 13164-9.

83. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Petit D, Mazza S, Montplaisir J and Maquet P. Neuroimaging in Sleep Medicine; Sleep Medicine, 8, 2007, p. 349-372.

84. Gais S, Albouy G, Boly M, Dang-Vu TT, Darsaud A, Desseilles M, Rauchs G, Schabus M, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Maquet P, Peigneux P. Sleep transforms the cerebral trace of declarative memoriesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(47), 2007, p. 18778-83.  

85. Sterpenich V, Albouy G, Boly M, Vandewalle G, Darsaud A, Balteau E, Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, D’Argembeau A, Gais S, Rauchs G, Schabus M, Degueldre C, Luxen A, Collette F, Maquet P. Sleep-Related Hippocampo-Cortical Interplay during Emotional Memory RecollectionPloS Biology, 5(11), 2007, e282.

86. Bonjean M, Phillips C, Dang-Vu TT, Sepulchre R, Maquet P. An in computo investigation of the Landau-Kleffner syndromeProceedings of the IEEE, 29(1), 2007, p. 2730-4. 

87. Dauvilliers Y, Pennestri M-H, Petit D, Dang-Vu T, Lavigne G, Montplaisir J.  Periodic leg movements during sleep and wakefulness in narcolepsyJournal of Sleep Research, 16(3), 2007, p. 333-9.

88. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Peigneux P and Maquet P. A Role for Sleep in Brain Plasticity; Pediatric Rehabilitation, 9(2), 2006, p. 98-118.

89. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu T, Laureys S, Peigneux P, Degueldre C, Phillips C and Maquet P. A prominent role for amygdaloid complexes in the Variability in Heart Rate (VHR) during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep relative to wakefulnessNeuroImage, 32(3), 2006, p. 1008-1015.

90. Vandewalle G, Balteau E, Phillips C, Degueldre C, Moreau V, Sterpenich V, Albouy G, Darsaud A, Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Peigneux P, Luxen A, Dijk DJ, Maquet P. Daytime light exposure dynamically enhances brain responses; Current Biology, 16(16), 2006, p. 1616-21.

91. Schwartz S, Dang-Vu TT, Ponz A, Duhoux S and Maquet P. Dreaming: A Neuropsychological ViewSwiss Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 156(8), 2005, p.426-439.

92. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Albouy G, Darsaud A, Gais S, Rauchs G, Schabus M, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Schwartz S and Maquet P. Dreaming: A Neuroimaging View; Swiss Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 156(8), 2005, p.415-425.

93. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Laureys S, Degueldre C, Perrin F, Philips C, Maquet P and Peigneux P. Cerebral correlates of delta waves during non-REM sleep revisited; NeuroImage, 28 (1), 2005, p. 14-21.

94. Maquet P, Ruby P, Maudoux A, Albouy G, Sterpenich V, Dang-Vu T, Desseilles M, Boly M, Perrin F, Peigneux P and Laureys S. Human cognition during REM sleep and the activity profile within frontal and parietal cortices. A reappraisal of functional neuroimaging dataProgress in Brain Research, 150, 2005, p. 219-27.

95. Peigneux P, Melchior G, Schmidt C, Dang-Vu T, Boly M, Laureys S and Maquet P.  Memory processing during sleep: mechanisms and evidence from neuroimaging studiesPsychologica Belgica, 44-1/2, 2004, p. 121-142.

96. Maquet P, Ruby P, Schwartz S, Laureys S, Albouy G, Dang-Vu T, Desseilles M, Boly M, Peigneux P. Regional organisation of brain activity during paradoxical sleep (PS)Archives Italiennes de Biologie 142 (4), 2004, p. 413-9.

97. Maquet P, Peigneux P, Laureys S, Boly M, Dang-Vu T, Desseilles M and Cleeremans A. Memory processing during human sleep as assessed by functional neuroimaging; Revue Neurologique, 159 (11 suppl), 2003, p. 6S27-6S29.

98. Maquet P, Laureys S, Perrin F, Ruby P, Melchior G, Boly M, Dang-Vu T, Desseilles M and Peigneux P.  Festina Lente: Evidences for fast and slow learning processes and a role for sleep in human motor skill learning; Learning and Memory, 10 (4), 2003, p. 237-239.

99. Maquet P, Peigneux P, Laureys S, Desseilles M, Boly M and Dang-Vu TOff-line processing of memory traces during human sleep; Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 1, 2003, p. 75-83.

100. Reginster JY, Ethgen O and Dang-Vu T. La chondroprotection aujourd’hui ; Rhumatologie, 52 (8), 2000, p. 13-16.

Book Chapters

Dang-Vu TT & Courtemanche R. Neuronal Oscillations of Wakefulness and Sleep: Windows on Spontaneous Activity of the Brain. Springer, New York (USA), June 2020.


1.    Moderie C, Dang-Vu TTDiagnostiquer et traiter les troubles du sommeil chez les patients avec un  trouble neurocognitif In Champoux N (Ed.) Guide médical en soins de longue durée, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Montreal (Canada), 2022.

2.    Dang-Vu TTLes troubles du sommeil au cours du vieillissementIn Lussier D and Massoud F (Eds.) Précis Pratique de Gériatre, Les Editions Transcontinental, Montreal (Canada), 2022 (23 pages).

3.    Pomares F*, Cross N*, Perrault A*, Dang-Vu TT. Neuroimaging of sleep disordersIn MedLink Neurology,MedLink, San Diego (CA, USA), 2021 (28 pages).

4.    Salimi A*, Perrault AA*, Zhang V*, Boucetta S*, Dang-Vu TT. Neuroimaging of brain oscillations during human sleep; In Dang-Vu TT & Courtemanche R (Eds.) Neuronal Oscillations of Wakefulness and Sleep: Windows on Spontaneous Activity of the Brain. Springer, New York (USA), June 2020.

5.    Moretto U*, Smith D*, Dell’Osso L, Dang-Vu TTMultimodal imaging of sleep-wake disordersIn Geddes J, Andreasen N and Goodwin G (Eds.) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford (UK), 2020, 35 pages.

6.    Cross N*, Dang-Vu TT. Imaging of the sleep disordered brainIn Dringenberg H (Ed.) Handbook of Sleep Research, Academic Press/Elsevier, Cambridge (MA, USA), 2019, p. 569-591.

7.    Smith D*, Moretto U*, Dang-Vu TT. Neuroimaging studies of dreamingIn Valli K, Hoss R and Gongloff R (Eds.) Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture, ABC Clio, Santa Barbara (CA, USA), 2019, p.63-70.

8.    Smith D*, Schabus M and Dang-Vu TTSleep: Implications for Theories of Dreaming and ConsciousnessInReference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, Elsevier, 2017, ISBN 9780128093245.

9.    Dang-Vu TTO’Byrne J*, Zhang V*, Arcelin A*, Schwartz S, Peigneux P, Maquet P, Desseilles M.Neuroimaging in Normal and Abnormal SleepIn Chokroverty S (Ed.) Sleep Disorders Medicine, 4th Edition,Springer, New York (USA), 2017, p. 353-390.

10. Hatch B* and Dang-Vu TTNeuroimaging of Sleep and DepressionIn Pandi-Perumal SR, Ruoti RR & Kramer M. Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine, CRC Press, Boca Raton (FL, USA), 2016, p. 205-214.

11. O’Byrne J*, Salimi A*, Dang-Vu TTNeuroimaging of NarcolepsyIn Goswami M & Thorpy MJ (Eds.) Narcolepsy, 2nd Edition: A Clinical Guide, Springer, Switzerland, 2016, p. 177-191.

12.  Dang-Vu TT, O’Byrne J*, Mikolajczak M, Mahli O*, Reed L*, Arcelin A*, Vijayakumar N*, Desseilles M. Sleep DisordersIn Otte A, Dierckx RA, de Vries EFJ, van Waarde A (Eds.) PET and SPECT in Psychiatry, Springer, New York (USA), 2014, p. 759-788.

13. Dang-Vu TTImaging Sleep and Sleep DeprivationIn Bianchi MT (Ed.) Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior, Springer, New York (USA), 2014, p. 33-43.

14. Dang-Vu TT, Maquet P, Desseilles M. Neuroimaging techniquesIn Chokroverty S, Thomas R (Eds.) Atlas of Sleep Medicine, Edition 2, Elsevier, New York (NY, USA), 2013, p. 241-253.

15. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Ratti L, Peigneux P, Maquet P. Sleep and Movement Disorders: Neuroimaging AspectsIn Chokroverty S, Montagna P, Allen RP and Walters AS (Eds.) Sleep and Movement Disorders, Edition 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford (UK), 2013, p. 271-295.

16. Dang-Vu TTNeuroimaging of phasic and non-phasic NREM activitiesIn Nofzinger E, Maquet P, Thorpy M (Eds.) Neuroimaging of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK), 2013, p. 96-104.

17. Dang-Vu TT, Schwartz S. Functional neuroimaging of narcolepsyIn Nofzinger E, Maquet P, Thorpy M (Eds.) Neuroimaging of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK), 2013, p. 223-227.

18. Dang-Vu TTNeuroimaging of treatment response in narcolepsyIn Nofzinger E, Maquet P, Thorpy M (Eds.) Neuroimaging of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK), 2013, p. 228-230.

19. Desseilles M, Sterpenich V, Dang-Vu TT, Schwartz S. REM sleep and emotion regulation; In Birendra N. Mallick, S.R. Pandi-Perumal, Robert W. McCarley, Adrian R. Morrison (Eds.) REM Sleep: Regulation and Function. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK), 2011, p. 427-436.

20. Dang-Vu TT, Ellenbogen JM, Foulkes D, Cartwright RD. SleepIn Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago (IL, USA), 2011.

21. Hoedlmoser K, Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Schabus M. Non-pharmacological alternatives for the treatment of insomnia – Instrumental EEG conditioning, a new alternative?In Soriento Y (Ed.) Melatonin, Sleep and Insomnia, Nova Publishers, New York City (NY, USA), 2010. 

22. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Schabus M, Hoedlmoser K, Piguet C, Bonjean M, Schwartz S, Maquet P. Neuroimaging insights into insomniaIn Soriento Y (Ed.) Melatonin, Sleep and Insomnia, Nova Publishers, New York City (NY, USA), 2010. 

23. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Schabus M, Sterpenich V, Mascetti L, Foret A, Matarazzo L, Maquet P, Schwartz S. Neuroimaging insights into the dreaming brainIn Soriento Y (Ed.) Melatonin, Sleep and Insomnia, Nova Publishers, New York City (NY, USA), 2010. 

24. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu T, Maquet P. Functional neuroimaging in sleep, sleep deprivation and sleep disordersIn Chokroverty S and Montagna P (Eds.) Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Sleep Disorders, Part I, Elsevier, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2011, vol. 98 (3rd series), p. 71-94.

25. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Peigneux P, Laureys S and Maquet P. PET activation patternsIn Stickgold R. and Walker M.P. (Eds.) The Neuroscience of Sleep, Academic Press, London (UK), 2009, p. 30-36.

26. Desseilles M, Dang-Vu T, Schwartz S, Peigneux P, Maquet P. Neuroimaging in Sleep and Sleep DisordersIn Chokroverty S (Ed.) Sleep Disorders Medicine, 3rd Edition, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia (PA, USA), 2009, p. 198-217.

27. Dang-Vu TT, Schabus M, Cologan V, Maquet P. Sleep : Implications for Theories of Dreaming and ConsciousnessIn Banks W (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Consciousness, Elsevier, Oxford (UK), 2009, vol. 2, p.357-73.

28. Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Peigneux P, Laureys S and Maquet P. Sleep and Sleep States: PET activation patternsIn Squire LR (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Academic Press, Oxford (UK), 2009, vol. 8, p. 955-61.

29. Dang-Vu TT, Schabus M, Desseilles M, Schwartz S and Maquet P. Neuroimaging of REM sleep and dreamingIn McNamara P and Barrett D (Eds.) The New Science of Dreaming, Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Press, Westport (CT, USA), 2007, Vol. 1, p. 95-113.

30. Maquet P, Sterpenich V, Albouy G, Dang-Vu T, Desseilles M, Boly M, Ruby P, Laureys S, Peigneux P.  Brain imaging on passing to sleepIn Parmeggiani and Velluti (Ed.) The Physiologic Nature of Sleep, Imperial College Press, London (UK), 2005, p.123-137.

31. Maquet P, Perrin F, Laureys S, Dang-Vu T, Desseilles M, Boly M and Peigneux P. Cerebral functional segregation and integration during human sleepIn Luppi PH (Ed.) Sleep: Circuits and Functions, CRC Press, Boca Raton (Fl, USA), 2004, p. 225-238.


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