JOUVET, MICHEL / Medicine / Researchers

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Since 1955, he undertakes researches of Experimental Neurophysiology in the Faculty of Medicine of Lyon and of Clinic Neurophysiology in the Neurological Hospital of Lyon.

Experimental Medicine Professor at the University of LYON 1, he was the Director ot the Research Unit INSERM U 52 (Molecular Onirology) and of the Associated Unit UA 1195 of the CNRS (states of vigilance Neurobiology).

Research interests

His works and these of his team have brought to the discovery of the Paradoxical Sleep and to its individualisation as the third state of functioning of the brain in 1959, to the discovery of its phylogenesis, of its ontogenesis and its main mechanisms.

The Pr Michel JOUVET has also described in 1959 the electrophysiological signs of the cerebral death.

Prizes and awards

Prix Laborde (1961)
Prix Petit d'Ormoy de l'Académie des Sciences
Prix Bing de l'Académie Suisse des Sciences Médicales (1966)
Prix de la Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (1983)
Médaille d'or GB Morgani, Université de Padoue, Italie (1988)
Distinguished Scientist Award of The Sleep Research Society, Etats-Unis (1989)
Médaille d'Or du CNRS (1989)
Prix Mondial Simone et Cino del Duca (1991)
Prix Blaise Pascal, Prix Recherche et Santé de l'Institut des Sciences de la Santé
Prix de la Fondation de France (1992)
Prix Science et Défense (1994).


Hyperoxia increases paradoxical sleep rhythm in the pontine cat
Arnulf I., Sastre J.P., Buda C., Jouvet M. - Brain Research (1998)

The Enchanted World of Sleep
by Peretz Lavie, Anthony Berris (Translator), Michel Jouvet - Yale Univ Pr 286 pages (1998)

Paradoxical sleep mechanisms
Michel Jouvet - Sleep 17 (8 S) (1994)

Coma and other disorders of consciousness
Michel Jouvet - Handbook of Clinical Neurology (1969)

Biogenic Amines and the States of Sleep
Michel Jouvet - Science 163 (862) : 32-41 (1969)

The states of sleep
Michel Jouvet - Scientific American 216 (2) : 62-68 (1967)

Paradoxical Sleep - A Study of its Nature and Mechanisms
Michel Jouvet - Progress in Brain Research 18 Sleep Mechanisms (1965)

A Study of the Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Dreaming
Michel Jouvet - Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 24 Suppl:133 (1963)

Telencephalic and rhombencephalic sleep in the cat
Michel Jouvet - The Nature of Sleep Ciba Foundation Symposium (1961)

Behavioural and eeg effects of paradoxical sleep deprivation in the cat
Jouvet M. - Reprinted from Excerpta Medica International Congress Series No.87 PROCEEDINGS OF THE XXIlIrd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Tokyo, September 1965 (1960)

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