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Queen Anne's School

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The latest research on what we have learnt about sleep; why we do it and what we use it for.

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For anyone intrigued about sleep; why we do it, why it is so important and how exactly does it benefit us day to day? Delivered by Dr Frances Knight.

  • The different functions of sleep
  • The benefits of sleep on specific day time functions
  • Sleep's role in mental health, memory consolidation and attention

About Dr Frances Knight, Lecturer at Bristol University, School of Education lectures on neuroscience, her research is based around sleep and attention.

She is focussed on assessing healthy and unhealthy sleep profiles in children and adolescences, with a focus on the contributors to, and consequences of such profiles. She interested in sleep disturbances in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and negative their effect on attention and behaviour function. Frances uses a range of behavioural, physiological and most recently virtual reality software measures to investigate how sleep and sleep disturbances in a range of developmental populations. A key motivation for her interest in the field of sleep is its central, but often overlooked, significance to modern-day lifestyles, as well as its potential as a means of effective intervention in typically developing and ADHD populations alike.

A BrainCanDo seminar £10 per ticket.

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