Ever wonder what happens when we sleep and dream? As part of Montreal Brain Awareness Week, top neuroscientists will examine those questions during an informal public talk called, Café Scientifique: Sleep and Dreams.
Speakers will include Jean-Roch Laurence, a Concordia University expert on hypnosis, memory and forensic psychology; Florin Amzica, a Université de Montréal specialist on sleep mechanisms and disorders (insomnia); Roger Godbout, a specialist from the Université de Montréal and Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, on how sleep effects memory and disorders (autism, schizophrenia) in children. Everyone is welcome to attend:
- What: Café Scientifique: Sleep and Dreams.
- When: 6:30 pm, March 18, 2009.
- Where: O Patros Vys, 356 Mont-Royal E., Montreal
- Who: Virginia Penhune will be emcee and the Blue Monkey Band will perform.
- Admission: Free; refreshments provided.
About International Brain Awareness Week
Launched in 1996, Brain Awareness Week is an annual campaign created by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and promoted by the Society for Neuroscience. Brain Awareness Week allows neuroscientists from around the world to help advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. With its four universities, hospital research centres and institutes, as well as a large number of pharmaceutical companies, is a world leader in neuroscience research.
On the Web:
About Brain Awareness Week: http://www.sfn-montreal.ca/baw/main.htm
About the Université de Montréal: http://www.umontreal.ca/english/index.htm
Source: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
University of Montreal