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August 10, 2017 – Larks, Owls, and You: Sleep and its Timing

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Peszka, Associate Professor of Psychology, Hendrix College

In an engaging style that will NOT put you to sleep, Dr. Peszka will introduce you to the function of sleep, then discuss sleep in nonhuman animals, followed by sleep timing in humans and suggestions about improving sleep.

Dr. Jennifer Peszka is in the Psychology Department at Hendrix College where she teaches Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning, Sensation & Perception, Statistics, and Introductory Psychology. She and her students examine some of the causes and effects of sleep deprivations. She has a B.S. from Washington & Lee University, VA, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her dissertation was on the effects of sleep deprivation on the wake/sleep transition. Previously she has worked in the chronobiology laboratory at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, and acted as the assistant to Research Director of the Sleep Disorders Center, Forrest General Hospital, in Hattiesburg, MS.

Due to renovations at Fletcher Library, this meeting will be at Audubon Arkansas at 4500 Springer Blvd in Little Rock.