Nov. 5, 2014
Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level II at Museum of Science
1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114
Robert Stickgold, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Titans of industry from Thomas Edison to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer credit 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 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) at mos.org/events. Admission: Free