Basel Seminar Series on Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

UPDATE Wegen des Coronavirus finden die Seminare bis auf weiteres online statt. Falls Sie teilnehmen möchten, fragen Sie bitte in einer E-Mail an chronobiologie[at]upk.ch nach dem Link.

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19th November 2020

16:00-17:00

For zoom link please contact carolin.reichert@upk.ch

Artficial light and biodiversity (tentative title)

James Hale (Sustainability and Resilience Consultant)


3rd December 2020

16:00-17:00

For zoom link please contact carolin.reichert@upk.ch

From Dawn to Dusk – Mimicking Natural Daylight Exposure Improves Circadian Rhythm Entrainment in Patients with Severe Brain Injury

Monika Angerer (University of Salzburg)

10th December 2020

16:00-17:00

For zoom link please contact carolin.reichert@unibas.ch

Staying Awake? A history of sleep in the 20th century

Hannah Ahlheim (University of Giessen)

Abstract: Technical developments and the availability of electric light in the 19th and 20th century have decisively altered everyday life in modern societies: Mankind entered a permanently changing relationship with never-sleeping machines in ever-lighted spaces, and the night became a time not only for sleeping and dreaming, but also for working, for consuming, for travelling and partying. The talk follows tired soldiers, US-American DJs, German steel workers, flying pilots and small sparrows through their “nights”: How did the expanding knowledge about the mechanisms of sleep affect our understanding of the human body, of productivity, of a “healthy” life and of society as a whole?