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Lecture: "You Must Pay the Sandman: Impacts of Sleep Deprivation on Health and Performance and What You Can Do About It"

by Dr. Hrayr Attarian, MD
Monday, April 14, 2008
4:30 p.m.
216 McCardell Bicentennial Hall

What can research tell us about the essential role sleep plays in helping us achieve our full learning potential? Study after study has shown that our brain performs crucial tasks of reviewing, organizing, and prioritizing while we sleep, consolidating what we have learned or practiced during the day. So the maximum benefit from studying or learning any sort of new skill takes place only after a good night's sleep.

Dr. Attarian is Director of the Vermont Regional Sleep Center, and Assoc. Professor of Neurology and Medicine at the University of Vermont School of Medicine.

The College Convocation Series seeks to bring together all members of the college community to reflect upon topics of broad intellectual and cultural importance.

Sponsored by the Samuel S. Stratton Fund, the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, the Ad-Hoc Committee on Campus Stress, departments of Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, and Religion, and the Center for Counseling and Human Relations.