Sleep, Memory, and Dreams: How Your Brain Keeps Working All Night

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Logistics

  • Wednesday, November 5 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Offering Format: Public Event
  • Recommended for grades 10 – 12 and adults
  • Cahners Theater
  • Free; register online
  • Associated Persons

    With Robert Stickgold, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Description

Titans of industry from Thomas Edison to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer have credited the ability to function on four hours of sleep as integral to their success. What if, however, extended wakefulness actually deprives the brain rather than sustains it? Recent research suggests that some of our most vital neurobiological functions — our brains' household chores — take place while we are sleeping and dreaming.

Join us during this Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium to investigate the tireless work that goes into making us feel refreshed.

Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 22 (Monday, October 20 for Museum members).

Funding provided by the Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium Fund. Additional funding provided by the Lowell Institute.