We spend about a third of our lives asleep and require sleep to stay alive. But, what goes on while we sleep and dream? Find out at the next Faculty Lecture Series talk, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.
“The Nights of Our Lives: Why We Sleep and Dream”
Faculty Lecture Series | Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of psychology research
Thursday, Mar. 21
Alvin Sherman Library | Second Floor Gallery
About the Talk
While sleep has been studied rigorously over the past 60 years, the function of sleep and dreams remains elusive. This is in part because sleep is a complex state of consciousness involving many interconnected neurochemical and anatomical systems. This lecture will review the current knowledge about what happens in a sleeping brain and examine the consequences of sleep deprivation. The discussion will focus on the role of sleep in memory consolidation, emotion processing, hormone regulation, and immune functioning.
This talk is free, and all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
About the Series
The Faculty Lecture Series draws from the knowledge and expertise of more than 120 full-time faculty members within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The series explores the faculty’s diverse areas of interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences. For more information, contact James Doan, Ph.D., professor at the college, at (954) 262-8207.