Dr Mark Kohler

Dr Mark Kohler
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Psychology
 Email mark.kohler@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8215
 Location Floor/Room 514 ,  Hughes ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Mark's research broadly focusses on cognitive and behavioural development and psychophysiology. He has specific expertise in the areas of child sleep and cognition, sleep disorders, and memory. Mark began his current position in 2018, after working as Senior Lecturer and Program Director for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of South Australia since 2010. Prior to this he completed a post-doctural research position in Paediatrics and the University of Adelaide.

  • Teaching Interests

    Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Research Interests

    Child cognition; sleep, memory and performance; psychophysiology of sleep; child sleep and sleep disorders; child psychological wellbeing and health.

  • Publications

    Selected publications from recent years:

    Book chapters

    • Kohler, M. (2018). Chapter 4: The brain and behavior. In Passer & Smith (eds), Psychology: The science of mind and behaviour (3rd Australian Edition). McGraw Hill. Sydney. 

    Refereed journal articles

    • Kohler, M., Lushington, K., Martin, J., Coussens, S., Pamula, Y., van den Heuvel, C., Wabnitz, D., Kennedy, D. (2018). The impact of body mass on long-term cognitive performance of children treated for Sleep Disordered Breathing. Sleep Medicine, 51, 1-6.
    • Liu, X., Immanuel, S.A., Pamula, Y., Martin, J., Kennedy, D., Kohler, M., Baumert, M. (2018). Pulse wave amplitude and heart period variability in children with upper airway obstruction. Sleep Medicine, 50, 55-62.
    • Agostini, A., Lushington, K., Kohler, M., Dorrian, J. Associations between self-reported sleep measures and dietary behaviours in a large sample of Australian school students (n= 28,010). Journal of Sleep Research, 27, e12682.
    • Cross, Z.R., Kohler, M.J., Schlesewsky, M., Gaskell, G., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2018). Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation and Incremental Sentence Comprehension: Computational Dependencies during Language Learning as Revealed by Cortical Oscillations. Frontiers Human Neuroscience, 12, 1-18.
    • Stallman, H.M., Kohler, M., White, J. (2018). Medication induced sleepwalking: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 37, 105-113.
    • Stallman, H.M., Kohler, M., Biggs, S., Lushington, K., Kennedy, D., Martin, A.J. (2017). Childhood sleepwalking and its relationship to daytime and sleep related behaviors. Sleep and Hypnosis, 19, 61-69.
    • Kohler, M., Rawlings, M., Kaeding, A., Banks, S., Immink, M.A. (2017). Meditation is effective in reducing sleepiness and improving sustained attention following acute sleep loss. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 1, 210-218.
    • Chatburn, A., Kohler, M.J., Payne, J.D., Drummond, S.P.A. (2017). The effects of sleep restriction and sleep deprivation in producing false memories. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 137, 107-113.
    • Spooner, R., Lushington, K., Keage, H., Blunden, S., Kennedy, D., Schembri, M., Wabnitz, D., Martin, J., Kohler, M. (2016). Cognition, temperament and cerebral blood flow velocity in toddlers and preschool children with sleep disordered breathing or behavioral insomnia of childhood. Sleep Medicine, 21, 77-85.
    • Kohler, M., Keage, H.A.D., Spooner, R., Flitton, A., Hofmann, J., Churches, O.F., Elliott, S., Badcock, N.A. (2015). Variability in lateralised blood flow response to language is associated with language development in children aged 1 to 5 years. Brain and Language, 145-146, 34-41.
    • Chatburn, A., Lushington, K., Kohler, M.J. (2014). Complex associative memory processing and sleep: a systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioural evidence and underlying EEG mechanisms. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 47, 646-55.
    • Immanuel, S., Pamula, Y., Kohler, M., Martin, J., Kennedy, D., Saint, D., Baumert, M. (2014). Respiratory Cycle-Related Electroencephalographic Changes during Sleep in Healthy Children and in Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing. Sleep, 37, 1353-61.
    • Chatburn, A., Coussens, S., Lushington, K., Kennedy, D., Baumert, M., Kohler M. (2013). Sleep Spindle Activity and Cognitive Performance in Healthy Children. Sleep, 36, 237-43.

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