Instructor: Pamela Thacher
Meeting Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursday 10:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
This course fulfills the FYS general education requirement.
Students will learn about the biological and psychological foundations of sleep. In examining these topics, we will first learn about the brain structures and their inter-connections with respect to sleep, and current theories about the purpose and process of sleep. We will also talk about sleep disorders and their relevance to our lives. We will learn about the various techniques used to collect information about sleep, including sleep diary data, “actigraph” data, hormonal profiles, and dream reports, to better understand the phenomenology of sleep.
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The Science of How and Why We Sleep