9.20.22 | Development Needs Sleep and Sleep Needs Development
Live Webinar ~ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Mark S. Blumberg, PhD
F. Wendell Miller Professor
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
This lecture begins with a historical overview of the concept of instinct and how the study of sleep fits into that history. The developmental significance of sleep is then reviewed, particularly with regard to the fact that humans and other animals sleep the most in early life. Solving this mystery requires a focus on the features of infant sleep and how they relate to the functional requirements of developing animals. The speaker’s research on the contributions of REM sleep to the rodent developing sensorimotor system is then reviewed, and the role of sleep in developing the distinction between self and other is discussed. The lecture ends with a review of recent research on sleep in human infants and its implications for understanding typical and atypical development.
After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to:
- Describe the early features of sleep in developing animals, including humans, and their functional significance
- Outline how sleep components change across development
- State the functional significance of REM sleep for the developing sensorimotor system
This is a live webinar taking place via the Zoom platform. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the access link.
For any questions, please contact Cristal Medeiros at CMedeiros13@lifespan.org
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the Rhode Island Board of Licensure.
Social Workers: Applications are in process for the NASW, Rhode Island.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.