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Sleep and Memory

06 jun 2019 09:00 - 07 jun 2019 13:00
Institut d'études avancées de Paris
17 quai d'Anjou
Hôtel de Lauzun
75004 Paris

Conference organized by Itzhak Fried (UCLA / Tel-Aviv University) as part of the Paris IAS Brain, Culture & Society Program


From an interdisciplinary perspective including neuroscience, medicine, the humanities and art, the meeting aims at (1) advancing and disseminating scientific knowledge on how specific sleep processes aid memory consolidation (2) inspiring science and arts to adopt new approaches to the importance of sleep and dreams (3) benefiting society by promoting awareness for good sleep habits and their effect on cognitive well-being.



Thursday, June 6th

08:30   Welcome


09:00   Introduction and welcome
Gretty Mirdal (Paris IAS)

09:15   Memory and Sleep- New challenges
Itzhak Fried (UCLA/Tel-Aviv University)

Cognition during Sleep

09:30   How much thinking is going on in the sleeping brain ?
Sid Kouider (CNRS-ENS)

10:00   Neuronal information processing during sleep
Yuval Nir (Tel-Aviv University)

10:30   Discussion

11:00   Break

Enhancement and Inception (Part I: Rodents)

11:30   Modulation of memory during sleep
Michael Zugaro (CNRS-Collège de France)

12:00   Changing the mind of mice : Inception of memories during sleep
Marie Lacroix (ESPCI Paris Tech - Cog’X SAS)

12:30   Discussion

13 :00   Lunch Break

Enhancement and Inception (Part II: Humans)

14:30   Learning when our brains are off-line
Delphine Oudiette (ICM)

15:00   Enhancing human memory- From single neurons to clinical translation
Itzhak Fried (UCLA/TAU)

15:30   Discussion

16:00   Break

Dreaming (Part I)

16:15   The relation of dreaming to memory consolidation during sleep
Mark Blagrove (Swansea University)

16:45   Dream appreciation and revisiting dreams by artwork
Mark Blagrove, Julia Lockheart (Swansea University)

17:30   Discussion


Friday, June 7th

08:45   Welcome

Dreaming (Part II)

09:00   The dreaming brain
Francesca Siclari (UNIL-CHUV)

09:30   Discussion: Neural intersections of dreams, memory and consciousness

In Search of Lost Sleep

10:00   Genius, Memory and Sleep : the Cases of M. Proust and F. Kafka
Antonio Perciaccante (Goriza Hospital)

10:30   Break

10:45   Insomnia and Emotional Memory
Eus Van Someren (Netherland Institute for Neuroscience)

11:15   Sleep quality, Cognition and Aging
Geraldine Rauchs (Inserm-Caen University)

11:45   Neuronal lapses during sleep deprivation
Itzhak Fried, Yuval Nir (UCLA, TAU)

12:15   Discussion

12:45   Summary and adjourn


06 June 2019, 09:00 - 13:00
06 June 2019, 14:30 - 18:00
07 June 2019, 09:00 - 13:00
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