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RSM Sleep and Dreaming

October 23, 2018

This one day conference will include speakers from neurology, psychiatry, experts in functional imaging but also artists who explore sleep and dreams within society.

The current understanding of REM sleep and REM sleep disorders, novel insights within functional brain imaging, the treatment of depression using dream inducing psychedelic drugs and the impact of sleep and dreams in art and literature will be covered.

Topics include:

  • The biology of REM sleep and the current theories for it’s role in brain development and memory
  • A review of the potential relevance of hallucinogenic drugs in treatment of conditions such as depression
  • REM sleep disorders including nightmare disorder and REM sleep behaviour disorder
  • The cultural and social relevance of dreaming through art and literature


October 23, 2018


The Royal society of Medicine


The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London, W1G DAE
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