Everybody Sleeps, and Everything Can Be Related To Sleep

Posted by Institutional Development Scheme for HKSYU

Event Type: Tutorial

Event Theme: Brain-based Teaching & Learning

Speaker: Dr. Esther Lau (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education)

Date: 28 April 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Venue: Room 101, Library Complex, HKSYU

Language: English


1) Free Admission
2) We recommend registration in advance for seat-reservation and news update.


Accumulating evidence converges to highlight the contribution of sleep to the onset and maintenance of psychopathology (e.g. depression) and to the neuropsychological functioning of healthy individuals. The wide-spread influence of sleep on human neural systems underlying emotions and cognitions in both health and disease processes is being uncovered by sleep researchers across disciplines. This seminar aims to broadly address the role of sleep at different levels of functioning for a wide range of human activities in both patient and healthy populations across the life span. Local evidence from both experimental and longitudinal studies supports the notion that sleep-related cognitive and affective processes may explain why and how everything may be related to sleep. Future research may further explore the nature of the neuropsychological processes and the brain pathways involved in sleep and sleep-related functions, their interactions with different biopsychosocial variables, and the potential modifications of sleep and sleep-mediated outcomes by psychological and physical interventions.

Contact Information

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