Engage in discussion with UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and physicians as they share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.

Lecture Spotlight: Understanding the Mysteries of Sleep

Thursday, Oct. 27 | 7-8:30 pm | $10. Students free with an ID, please RSVP to Jill Conrad.


We spend nearly a third of our lives in sleep, yet many of the implications of sleep remain a mystery. Sleep is tied to a variety of body functions such as weight control, the immune system, and how we process the world. Dr. Vaughn will discuss the science of sleep including how our brains enter the sleep state, the different stages of sleep, and sleep disorders for which people seek care. Join us as we learn about the significance of sleep on our health and well-being.

About the Lecturer: Bradley Vaughn, MD, is a Professor of Neurology, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Adjunct Professor in Allied Health. He is the Medical Director for the UNC Sleep Center and has practiced in sleep medicine for over 25 years.

Learn more about the two remaining lectures, October 20 and 27.

Have questions about this series? Email Jill Conrad or call her at 919-962-2643.