Simons Foundation Lectures

Neuroscience and Autism Science: The Neuroscience of Sleep

The theme of the 2023 lecture series in neuroscience and autism science is “The Neuroscience of Sleep.” All animals need to sleep; it is essential to health and well-being, with many disease states disrupting sleep. Yet, despite its importance, the fundamental biological reasons and mechanisms for sleep remain poorly understood. This set of talks will explore the state of sleep science, including the mechanisms that initiate sleep, what happens in the brain during sleep, what happens when sleep is disordered and why sleep is necessary.

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