Stanford University
PSYC 235: Sleep and Dreams
Winter 2006

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The course will address current research on how sleep affects our daily lives.  Topics will include the physiology of non-REM and REM sleep, dreams and dreaming, content, psychophysiological cause, lucid dreaming, sleep need, sleep debt, daytime alertness, and performance; biological clock and circadian rhythms; sleep disorders, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, jet lag, sleeping pills, sleep and mental illness, sleep and memory, and the impact of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders on academic and social life.  Multimedia presentations, guest lectures and in-depth projects will help convey the material.

Meeting Time & Place
M,W, F 11:00-11:50 AM - Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Instructors Office Hours & Location
Dr. William C. Dement
Cheri Mah - Head TA
Daisy Ramirez - Outreach Project TA A-Br
Claire Schmidt - Sleep Project TA Bu-Da
Anthony Viola - General Course TA De-Fo
Jessica Garcia - Evaluation TA Fr-Ha
Brett Gotcher - Audiovisual TA He-Ko
Rafael Zuzuarregui - Audiovisual TA Kr-L
Andrew Hwang - Course Materials TA M-Mo
Linda Huynh - Bonus Points TA Mu-P
Gloria Nguyen - General Course TA Q-Sl
Kristi Teats - General Course TA Sm-V
Wil Marin - General Course TA W-Z

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