News, Press, & Media

Mark interviewed about sleep and dreams in The Atlantic.

Mark interviewed about "sleeping" jumping spiders on NPR's All Things Considered and for an article in Mashable.

Jimmy Dooley receives 2022 Outstanding Early Invesigator Award from Sleep Research Society. 

Jimmy Dooley receives Career Developmental Award from Sleep Research Society Foundation.

Lex Gómez wins the Publication Award from the Iowa Neuroscience Graduate Program for her recent paper.

Our human infant research highlighted.

Mark is a featured guest on the podcast, PsychMic, September 9, 2021.

Researchers find human infant brains, bodies unexpectedly active during second, major sleep stage, Iowa Now, June 16, 2021

Sleep twitches shape babies' growing brains, BrainFacts.Org, January 15, 2021.

Mark Blumberg receives the 2020 Senior Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.

Jimmy Dooley receives the OVPR Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Fellow Excellence Award for 2020.

Our research on sleep in human infants highlighted in Episode 5 of the Netflix series, Babies.

Alex Tiriac wins Graduate Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award, July 21, 2017.

What's going on when babies twitch in their sleep?, Iowa Now, July 25, 2016.

Convergent Science Network Podcast, Barcelona Cognition, Brain, and Technology Summer School, August 28, 2015.

Twitching in your sleep is more about mapping the brain than chasing rabbits, The Conversation, October 2, 2014.

Sleep twitches teach babies how to move, Futurity, September 30, 2014.

Sleep twitches light up the brain, Iowa Now, September 29, 2014.

Blumberg honored with a MERIT Award from NIH, Iowa Now, June 23, 2014.

Baby mammals twitch in their sleep because they're learning cute moves, Jezebel, June 22, 2013.

Why do sleeping babies twitch so much? NationalGeographic.com, Thursday, June 20, 2013

The reason babies twitch when sleeping, GeoBeats, June 24, 2013 (video).

From the twitching whiskers of babes, ScienceDaily, Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Implications of Intelligent Design for human behavior, ScienceDaily, April 18, 2010.

Point of Inquiry, interview with D. J. Grothe, October 6, 2009 (audio).

No Bones About It, interview at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, September 17, 2009 (video).

Nature? Nurture? Or simply neither? Futurity, July 23, 2009.

Word of Mouth, interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, December 4, 2008 (audio: 12 min).

Think, interview on KERA, Public Radio for North Texas, December 1, 2008 (audio: 1 h)

Infant, adult sleep similar, rat study says, NationalGeographic.com, April 19, 2005.