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The second LIBC Symposium: Sleepless in Leiden


The Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) will organize, on 18 March 2010, the symposium "Sleep(less) in Leiden" to address recent developments in sleep research. Since ancient times it is known that sleep is of paramount importance for normal human physical, cognitive and emotional functioning, but only recently science has become able to study normal sleep and sleep abnormalities in much more detail.
Has this progress led to a better understanding of our biological clock and modern disturbances like the 'jet lag' or the old fashioned 'lying awake' ? Is there a relation between sleep and memory? Learning during sleep, a dream? What can science tell us about dreaming? Is it essential to our functioning or can we do without?


18 March 2010


Leiden University Medical Center, Building 3, Burumaroom
Hippocratespad 21
2333 ZD, Leiden


09.00 am-09.45 am

09.45 am-09.50 am

10.00 am-11.00 am
Joke Meijer, Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Neurophysiology
"The neuronal network organization of the biological clock"

11.00 am -11.15 am
Coffee break

11.15 am - 12.15 am
Tracey Kahan, Santa Clara University, Department of Psychology
"Frontiers of consciousness: Scientific explorations of the mind in sleep"

12.15 pm – 14.00 pm
Lunch & Poster

14.00 pm - 15.00 pm
Eus van Someren, Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Neurology and Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam
"Sleep, cognition and brain function in old age, dementia and insomnia"

15.00 pm – 16.00 pm
Jan Born, University of Lübeck, Department of Neuroendocrinology
"Learning during sleep - not a dream"

16.00 pm -16.15 pm
Tea break

16.15 pm - 17.00 pm
Bernhard Hommel, Leiden University
"Summary and thoughts from a sceptic"

More information regarding the speakers:







Call for posters

Important dates:

Proposal submission deadline: January 10, 2009
Author notification: January 20, 2009
Abstracts due: February 20, 2009


Researchers interested in presenting a poster should prepare an overview of their proposed poster in the form of a WORD document no more than 200 words in length. Please send your poster proposal, consisting of the poster's title, and the names, email addresses and affiliations of its authors, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Within one week of notification of acceptance, authors should send an abstract for inclusion in the poster proceedings.

Abstracts can be sent by post or by mail. Post address:

c/o LUMC, Mrs Mattanja Latuhihin, C2-S
P.O.Box 9600
NL-2300 RC Leiden

Poster competition

On 18 March 2010 the Leiden Institute of Brain and Cognition (LIBC) organizes a symposium titled "Sleepless in Leiden". The LIBC invites you to make the most creative poster about Dreaming, Sleep, Memory, Consciousness and/or Brains!
The most creative poster wins € 200,-! There are no artistic/technical limitations. For more information you can contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
telephone: +31 (0)71 527 3407

You can sent your poster to:
Dr. Lorenza S. Colzato
Department of Psychology
Section Cognitive Psychology
Postbox 9555, 2300 RB Leiden

Deadline: 11 January 2010
Notification of the winning poster on 15 january 2009

Winning posters: http://www.fsw.leidenuniv.nl/psychologie/nieuws/libc-symposium-sleepless-in-leiden.html

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