Friday, 21 February, 2014
The UT Science Forum presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. On February 21, 2014, Dr. Theresa M. Lee, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology, will speak on "Tick-Tock: Sleep Across the Lifespan and the Role of the Internal Clock" from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Anyone who has lived with a baby, a teenager, or the very elderly will recognize that sleep patterns differ across the lifespan, as well as recognizing the individual variation at the same age in preferred sleep times, often described as "larks and owls." What controls the timing and amount of sleep? Why is there such variation across the lifespan? What does normal sleep look like at different ages and in different individuals at the same age? Lee will provide some background on the biology of sleep control and describe some research from humans and other species that helps explain the great variation within a lifetime of sleep and what is 'normal.'
The Science Forum is free and open to the public.
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena.
More information on future lectures at: http://scienceforum.utk.edu/