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The Mysteries of Sleep, May 7, SF

We spend one third of our lives asleep, yet doctors and scientists still have no complete understanding as to why. It is one of the last great scientific mysteries. This talk will describe new discoveries suggesting that sleep is a highly active process, essential for improving brain functions including (1) learning, (2) memory, (3) creativity and (4) emotional regulation.

TITLE: The Mysteries of Sleep
SPEAKERS: Matthew P. Walker, Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014; 7:00pm
WHERE: SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 – 11th Street, San Francisco
HOW: Produced in collaboration with Ask a Scientist.
WHY: Because we’re curious creatures
ADMISSION: FREE! Register here: (All “Dreamer” donations are put to excellent use, are tax-deductible, and are MUCH appreciated!)  Alternate registration:

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  • Judy F.

    Is there a video available of the Mysteries of Sleep lecture? Thanks!

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Jane R.

    Excellent speaker and fascinating subject. Thanks so much to Wonderfest and Ask A Scientist for bringing to us such effective and interesting speakers. I'm wondering if there is or will be a video available, as I would love to let others hear this talk.

    2 · May 8, 2014

    • Eric

      Yes, video should be available in a couple of weeks.

      1 · May 9, 2014

    • Jon A.

      Excellent! Such good work all around.

      1 · May 9, 2014

  • Steve

    Excellent material and speaker

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • Allen

    Fantastic speaker!

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • Tucker H.

    A Wonderfest presentation doesn't have to be life-changing in order to be terrific. But this one really was ... both. And now I must go to bed to honor the lesson learned!

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker and presentation. So interesting. Good questions from the audience.

    2 · May 7, 2014

    • Tucker H.

      I agree, Tora. This talk was both conceptually enlightening and personally helpful. That's a powerful combo pack!

      1 · May 7, 2014

  • Mike

    I was about to officially register on the site, but as of this writing, the server seems, well... asleep.

    May 6, 2014

    • Eric

      Thanks for letting me know, Mike. Looking into it.

      May 7, 2014

    • Eric

      Meanwhile, you can register using the eventbrite link.

      May 7, 2014

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