Press & Media


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

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.

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?, Thursday, June 20, 2013

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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)