Sleep and Circadian Rhythms: The Brain Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep
Russell Foster, PhD
We are dominated by time. But beyond the alarm clock that drives us out of bed our bodies answer to a much older clock that can be found in almost all living things. An internal 24hr biological clock (circadian clock) regulates and drives much of our biology, timing our sleep and even influencing the chances of having a heart attack or surviving cancer. Understanding how these rhythms are generated and regulated within the brain has been one of the great triumphs of neuroscience. As Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, Dr. Foster will lead us through the science and importance of sleep and circadian rhythms, what happens when these systems go wrong and the consequences of our increasingly 24/7 world. He may even change your mind about why you need to sleep more!
Dianna and David Cash
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Reception 6-7 PM
Lecture 7-8 PM