Join us! Feb 7 Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Ruth Benca
Please join UCI MIND, UCI CNLM, and the Ayala School of Biological Sciences on February 7, 2017 @ 7:30 PM for the 23rd UC Irvine Distinguished Lecture Series on Brain, Learning and Memory. Dr. Ruth Benca, renowned sleep medicine expert and Professor and Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, will present a lecture on “What can we learn from the sleeping brain?”
Sleep is a universal and fundamental process that is present in every animal species and occupies a third of our lives. Although sleep disorders and sleep deprivation have a major impact on public health and great societal costs, the function of sleep has remained largely a mystery. Recent studies have not only begun to explain why we sleep but have also shown that important information about normal as well as abnormal brain function can be revealed by the sleeping brain!