*Watch Online/In person*: What happens when we sleep. A good night's sleep is anything but quiet: a myriad of processes occupy our brains, crucial for every aspect of our waking lives. Our increased understanding of the neuroscience of sleep – that sleep may not affect the brain in its entirety – provides a window into the human experiences of sleep deprivation, lucid dreaming, spiritual visitations and a range of clinical sleep disorders, such as insomnia, dream enactment and sleep paralysis.
Guy Leschziner works as a consultant neurologist within the Department of Neurology and Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. He is also Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, and is active in research and medical education. Prof Leschziner also has an interest in public engagement. He has presented two series on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service, on the brain and sleep; and is an author.