Colloquia Series 2018-19

September 10, 2018 **THIS IS A MONDAY**

Speaker:  Dr. David Samson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga 

Ttitle: Wild Nights: Sleep and Human Evolution 

Abstract:  

What does how you sleep have to do with human evolution? Our immune strength, working memory, attention, decision-making, and visual-motor performance all depend on sleep. How then could elders’ insomnia and teenagers’ penchant for staying up late have evolved?

Find out at this free public lecture by sleep anthropologist David Samson, whose work has been featured on the BBC, Time, the New York Times, New Scientist, and the CBC. Dr. Samson describes his research using pioneering, non-invasive technology to study sleep across human cultures and primate species to answer evolutionary questions.

 


More information:
Mahnoor Mukhtar (mahnoor.mukhtar@utoronto.ca)