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Sleepiness [videorecording] : when your brain has a mind of its own / ARTE France, CNRS Images, QUARK Productions present ; a film by Maryse Bergonzat ; réalisation, Maryse Bergonzat
Alternate Title When your brain has a mind of its own [videorecording]
New York, NY : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2013
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  QP425 .S67911 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Drowsiness
Circadian rhythms
Educational films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD-R
Language In English; some dialogue in French with English subtitles; closed-captioned
Performer/Participant Participants: Alain Muzet, Michel Magnin, Pierre Maquet, Claude Gronfier, Yves Dauvilliers, Jian Sheng Lin, Laurent Seugnet, Philippe Cabon, Amaud D'Argembeau, Maxime Flament
Credits Photography, Georgi Lazarevski ; editors, Josiane Zardoya, Linda Attab, Tessa Ouvner-Perrin ; original music, Gilles Carles
Note Originally produced in 2011
Summary Although it might not be a crime to operate a motor vehicle when sleep-deprived, the truth is that a drowsy driver is just as dangerous as a drunk one. The impact of sleepiness on young minds in the classroom is alarming, too--and it's staggering to think of the productivity lost when workers nod off on the job. This program looks at how the brain succumbs to sleep and how that process might be better managed, or even prevented, using specially developed tools and treatments. Introducing the concept of hypovigilance while outlining the role of the thalamus in sensory perception and the significance of circadian rhythms in daily life, the film follows the work of accident-analysis experts and visits a lab combining cognitive neuroscience with driving simulators. Meanwhile, a biologist describes his study of "time shifts" and how exposure to various colors, especially blue, can enhance alertness. The result is a fascinating look at the intersection of physiology, neurology, safety research, and the improvement of human efficiency
Alternate Author Bergonzat, Maryse
ARTE France
CNRS Images
Quark Productions
Films Media Group

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