January Swansea Science Cafe – The science of sleep and dreaming
The Swansea Science Cafe offers opportunities for anyone to find out more about new, exciting and topical areas of science. Designed to be informal and entertaining, the cafe typically runs on the last Wednesday of every month at the Dylan Thomas Centre. Entry is free and talks start at 7:30pm.
Title: The science of sleep and dreaming
Speaker: Mark Blagrove, Professor of Psychology and Head of the Psychology Department at Swansea University
Date: Wednesday 18th January 2012
Venue: The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (www.dylanthomas.com/)
Admission: Free, all welcome.
Event summary: Professor Blagrove will talk about what happens to the brain when we are asleep, how dreams are produced by the brain, what the relationship is between our dreams and our waking lives, and what possible functions, if any, there may be for dreaming. Mark Blagrove is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Psychology Department at Swansea University. The Swansea University Sleep Laboratory (www.swansea.ac.uk/sleeplab) is one of the world’s main centres for the scientific study of dreaming.