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This is your brain... on dreams and sleep

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, Caf Scientifique: Sleep and Dreams.

Speakers will include Jean-Roch Laurence, a Concordia University expert on hypnosis, memory and forensic psychology; Florin Amzica, a Universit de Montral specialist on sleep mechanisms and disorders (insomnia); Roger Godbout, a specialist from the Universit de Montral and Hpital Rivire-des-Prairies, on how sleep effects memory and disorders (autism, schizophrenia) in children. Everyone is welcome to attend:

  • What: Caf 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.

From March 16 to 22, as part of Montreal Brain Awareness Week, graduate students from the Universit de Montral, 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.


Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
University of Montreal

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