What happens to our brain when we sleep? We are so excited to have Professor Vincent Walsh joining us this week, giving us an understanding our sleeping brain and why getting your 8 hours is so vitally important - the perfect Sunday morning lesson! 

We are in the midst of an epidemic of insomnia and bad sleep habits that have enormous, negative effects on our lives. Around 37% of our lives are spent sleeping, let's learn to do it right.

In this talk, Professor Walsh will explain the neuroscience of sleep, why it is even more important than you think it is, how we mess it up, and what we can do about it. He calls it the "low hanging fruit of health and wellbeing."

In his own research he has worked on sleep and memory, sleep and creativity, sleep and the menopause, sleep and elite athletic performance and sleep and thermoregulation. He is Professor of Human Brain Research at UCL, and Chief Scientific Officer of sleepdeep, an innovative start up in sleepwear technology.

Vincent Walsh is Professor of Human Brain Research at University College London. His primary work has been on methods of using magnetic fields to stimulate the human brain using a technique called TMS, which is now established as a treatment for depression. For the past decade he has focussed on applying his knowledge to the real world and has taken special interests in elite performance (working with football clubs, international rugby and Team GB Rio squads, as well as businesses and the military), creativity (working with concert musicians, artists and business professionals), and sleep (working with sleepdeep, and focussing on sleep and learning, sleep and the menopause, and the role of sleep in learning and creativity).

This Sunday Assembly will be hosted by our co-founder Sanderson Jones.

We'll also be doing our usual: Mass singalongs to some of our favourite power ballads, an awesome spoken word artist, hearing stories from a number of our community and drinking a vat of tea afterwards.

Please remember, Sunday Assembly London is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please support us if you can to keep it free for those who can't. You can become a supporter here: https://sundayassembly.charitycheckout.co.uk/

Accessible Parking:
Conway Hall have let us know that there is one accessible parking spot in Red Lion Square, but it is frequently in use. However, parking is free and unrestricted on Sundays outside Conway Hall.

November 04, 2018 at 11am–12:15pm at Conway Hall

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