This is your brain ... on dreams and sleep

March 10, 2009

Montreal, March 11, 2009 - 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:From March 16 to 22, as part of Montreal Brain Awareness Week, graduate students from the Université de Montréal, McGill University, UQAM and Concordia University will visit more than 340 elementary and high school classrooms to create brain awareness. These student volunteers will reaching approximately 10,000 students.
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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.

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About Brain Awareness Week: http://www.sfn-montreal.ca/baw/main.htm
About the Université de Montréal: http://www.umontreal.ca/english/index.htm

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