Other York events

Learn. Sleep. Recall. Repeat

Past event - 2018
15 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Eagle and Child, 9 High Petergate,
York YO1 7EN
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Come along to discover the power of the sleeping brain, the uniquely human ability to mentally time travel and how information comes to be stored in the long term memory as three researchers from the University of York provide their insights into this fascinating area of psychology.

Sleep and Consolidating Donald Trump's Twitter Feed or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dumb.

This talk will briefly discuss the mysteries of sleep and perhaps the greater enigma that is Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. We will introduce some of the fundamentals of sleep research, namely why we are interested as psychologists and how we collect our data. This context will then be used to explain how sleep might help us process a particularly baffling tweet made by the president of the United States. In short: it’s time to wake up and smell the covfefe.

From zzzs to AAAs: the importance of sleep in childhood learning

Children sleep for longer than adults, and also spend more of that time in deep sleep. In this talk, we use these sleep differences as a window to explore how the developing brain learns new information. We will discuss the overnight processes that help to store information in long term memory, and factors that might make it easier or harder for individuals to hit the save button.

The one with the mental time traveler: reconstructing the past and imaging the future

Humans can not only re-experience past events but also create fictitious futures. We are able to travel back and forwards in time using our mind's eye. We will discuss the close link between remembering the past and imagining the future, and discover Jennifer Aniston's critical contribution to neuroscience along the way.