Special lecture in 2017 “Toward the Mysteries of Sleep”

"What is sleepiness?" "Why should we sleep?"

We still cannot answer such simple questions as "Why do we all have to sleep?" and "What is 'sleepiness' in the first place?" Based on his experiences of cutting-edge research in both Japan and the United States, Yanagisawa will introduce studies on the fundamental mechanism of sleep/wakefulness currently ongoing at the University of Tsukuba.


Masashi Yanagisawa

Director and Professor, World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI), International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (IIIS), University of Tsukuba

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