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What’s Behind your wildest dreams?

Dr. Erin Wamsley

Dr. Erin Wamsley

What causes us to dream?  Furman University psychology professor Erin Wamsley will provide some answers to that question when she speaks at the university’s High Noon spring lecture series Wednesday, March 25 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

Her lecture, “Memories in the Sleeping Brain: The New Neuroscience of Dreams,” begins at noon.  It is free and open to the public.

Wamsley’s talk is the second of four High Noon lectures presented by Furman professors during the spring. All lectures are free and begin at noon on Wednesdays.

Emerging evidence shows that the sleeping brain is hard at work processing memories, reorganizing information, and planning for the future. Dr. Wamsley will discuss scientific studies showing that memories are literally “replayed” in the brain during sleep, and what we call “dreaming” may be a result of this activation of memories in the sleeping brain.

Professor Wamsley joined the Furman faculty in 2014 after serving in a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

A complete schedule of the High Noon lectures is available on Furman’s website.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

Last updated March 18, 2015
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