“If you think about the three pillars of health, you’ve got diet, exercise, and sleep. If you don’t exercise for a day or you don’t eat for a day, the loss of empowerment in your brain or body is nothing close to that which we see if you go a day or, specifically, one single night without sleep. … Sleep is the single most effective thing that you can do to reset your brain and body health.”
That’s the message Matthew Walker, cognitive neuroscientist and neurophysiologist at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver in a public lecture to kick off the 26th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in San Francisco. Walker will be presenting on a large body of research supporting the widespread cognitive and health effects of sleep.
The CNS 2019 conference — only 4 weeks away — will bring together more than 1,500 scientists at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, March 23-26. They will discuss the latest research on neuroimaging, exercise, aging, memory, language, attention, and learning — in 50+ talks and 1,000+ posters.
Symposia will highlight new work on the effects of exercise, mental models of time, the neuroscience of social connectedness, and the latest on neuroimaging and big data, and more.
Journalists can register onsite for the meeting but will need to present press credentials. Or pre-register now!
Follow the meeting on Twitter: @CogNeuroNews #CNS2019
The Press Room will be in the Marina Room of the Hyatt Regency. It will have Wi-Fi for working journalists. Hours for the Press Room will be:
- Saturday, March 23: 12:00pm-6:30pm
- Sunday, March 24: 8:30am-5:30pm
- Monday, March 25: 8:30am-5:30pm
- Tuesday, March 26: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please note that journalists will need to use their own laptops and will be responsible for their own belongings.
Registered members of the press will have complimentary access to scientific talks, posters, and receptions.
Hope to see you in San Francisco!
Lisa M.P. Munoz