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Saturday, August 14 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Interactions between Sleep and Metabolism: does dietary mismatch affect us via sleep?

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As humans, we share the general behaviour of sleep with other animals, but parameters such as duration and architecture vary widely among species in ways that are often not predictable phylogenetically. Trophic position, brain size, and degree of development at birth are factors known to influence these parameters. Within some species, sleep homeostasis, energy status, and thermoregulation are closely linked. In this talk we will explore characteristics of human sleep that seem to diverge from that of other animals, especially with respect to energy and metabolism, and consider how modern life may alter our health through its effects on sleep.

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L. Amber O'Hearn

Amber O'Hearn has a diverse scientific background with publications in mathematics, theoretical computer science, linguistics, psychology, and more recently nutrition. Her current focus of study revolves around the role of nutrition in the development of the human brain.

Saturday August 14, 2021 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT

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