Science Cafe: Science of Sleep
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Zzzz...Feeling tired? If so, you will not want to miss a lively science café and happy hour exploring the science of sleep!
Join sleep medicine experts Erin Hanlon and Jeanne Duffy for an animated discussion exploring the hidden secrets of shuteye. They will add insight to common--but often taboo--questions like:
- Why are we all so tired?
- What role does sleep play in helping us lead healthy, productive lives?
- If sleep is so important, why don't we prioritize it or even talk about it with our physicians or in a public health context?
Erin Hanlon, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. She is an expert on the effects of sleep on hunger, appetite, and chronic disease. To learn more, explore her findings at http://www.woodsideworld.com/green-health-science/2011/10/06/is-your-nap-time-during-class-time/ and http://tononi.psychiatry.wisc.edu/research_overview.html.
Jeanne F. Duffy, MBA, PhD, is the director of the Chronobiology Core at Harvard Medical School. She is an expert on sex differences in the body's circadian rhythm, or internal clock. Her work has been published in the PNAS, and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Southern California Public Radio.
This program is sponsored by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Koshland Science Museum.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or by calling the Koshland Science Museum at (202) 334-1201. Tickets are $10, or $7 for students. Food, wine, and beer are included at no charge with the admission fee.
Attendees are encouraged to review the museum's ticket policy.
Participants must be 21 or older to consume beer or wine. Proper ID, such as a driver's license or state-issued ID card, is required to consume alcohol, and must be shown to museum staff upon entrance to the program.
When & Where
Koshland Science Museum
The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether exploring on their own or with friends, visitors have the opportunity to use science to solve problems and to engage in stimulating conversations. The Koshland Science Museum is located at 525 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.koshland-dc.org or call 202-334-1201.