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Harvard professor Robert Stickgold to speak at Furman

stickgoldHarvard Medical School Professor Robert Stickgold will discuss “Sleep, Memory and Dreams: Putting it All Together,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 13, at Furman University’s Johns Hall 101.

Stickgold, director of the medical school’s Center for Sleep and Cognition, is an internationally leading researcher investigating the cognitive functions of sleep.  His work was amongst the first to establish the benefit of sleep for long-term memory formation and to describe how this process might occur in the brain.  His ongoing studies continue to establish the importance of sleep for memory formation in healthy controls and the contribution of sleep disruption to memory dysfunction in clinical populations including schizophrenia, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Stickgold is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, both in biochemistry. Stickgold has published more than 100 scientific articles and two science fiction novels.

The event, free and open to the public, is part of a special colloquium series hosted by Furman University’s Psychology Department. For information, contact the Psychology Department at (864) 294-2205.

 

 

Last updated November 7, 2014
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