Articles by Dr. Mednick
Dr. Sara Mednick is faculty in the department of
Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She received
her PhD in psychology from Harvard University. In 2003, she began
a three year fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Mednick’s research is devoted not only
to understanding how napping can improve human performance but also,
through the use of such cutting-edge technology as functional magnetic
resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), to actually
pinpoint the areas of the brain that underlie these improvements.
Dr. Mednick has conducted studies in conjunction with numerous academic institutions, the U.S. Navy, V.A. Medical Center and private businesses. Her articles have been published in such leading scientific journals as Nature Neuroscience and The Proceedings from the National Academy of Science. She is a member of numerous scientific societies, including the National Sleep Foundation, Associated Professional Sleep Societies and the Society for Neuroscience and she has been a featured speaker at numerous academic conferences and symposia. Her napping research has been covered by CNN, Reuters TV, NPR, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports Health Journal, Reader’s Digest, The New York Times and many other major media outlets. Dr. Mednick resides in San Diego, CA.