University of Omniscience: Neurobiology of sleeping

Alica Árvay
January 21, 2011

Every third person suffers from insomnia, which significantly influences mental and emotional well-being. Though, the importance of deep sleeping is widely known, there is still a blind spot regarding the purpose and real function of this state.


’Rings while sleeping’ will be the title – on January 28 – of a special lecture on brain functions that will be scrutinized by Dr. László Acsády, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Neuroscience Deputy Section Cytology, cellular and systems neuroscience.

According the latest research results, sleep is tantamount to active, high-level constructive neurobiological function, which is closely connected with the state preceding wakefulness. By understanding the neurobiology of sleeping, findings could be revealing with regard to how the brain, or us, an entity as a whole, operate.

The language of the popular science lecture series is Hungarian, however has learned from the organizers that simultaneous interpreting could be provided – should the demand arise. If you need such interpretation on the spot, you need to register to the lecture and indicate your request. The Omniscience website ( will later be bilingual and the audio and video recording of all lectures and their script will subsequently be available in English.


Alica Árvay

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