Adult Courses

Sackler Brain Brunch: The Science of Sleep and Memory

April 29, 2017

A delicious food spread croissants, jam, oranges, and a cappuccino. In the coffee foam there is a outline of the a human head with thinking gears.

Wake up your mind with our first ever Brain Brunch! Eat, drink, and learn about the enigmatic and important function of sleep. How does sleep deprivation impact brain function? How might loss of sleep affect the way you create memories? Experts in the field discuss their work on the science of sleep, and the role rest plays in learning, memory, and behavior.

 

The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary workings of the human brain.