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: http://wonderfest.org/mysteries-of-sleep/ (All “Dreamer” donations are put to excellent use, are tax-deductible, and are MUCH appreciated!) Alternate registration: http://mysteries-of-sleep.eventbrite.com