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Sleepiness. When your brain has a mind of its own

Friday 05th October 2012 from 10h00 to 11h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Maryse Bergonzat
Written by
Maryse Bergonzat
Produced by
ARTE France - QUARK Productions - CNRS Images

Documentary, France, 2011, 52 min

Middle School Jury's Prize

Sometimes comical but often tragic, Sleepiness takes an important part in our lives. First cause of leathal highway accidents, drowsiness invites itself in our work. What happens with our brain? Can we master sleepiness? By working on the sleep and especially on the functioning of awakening, researchers try to understand the biological and environmental mechanisms that maintain man at the top of his capacities. What if drowsiness was there to prove that we are not machines?


Debate with :

  • Michel Magnin, neurologist at the Inserm
  • Maryse Bergonzat, director
  • Claude Gronfier, chronobiologist at the INSERM
  • Juliette Guigon, producer (Quark Productions)

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