Who is Eus van Someren?
Two hundred shows a year with his rock band The Scene didn’t stop Eus van Someren to build a career in neurosciences. Eus J.W. Van Someren is now Head of the Department Sleep and Cognition at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and Associate Professor at the VUmc. Ten percent of Dutch people struggle with some form of insomnia. His major current project is the founding of a Netherlands Sleep Registry, applying web-based survey and task assessment, high-density (sleep) EEG, TMS and fMRI to unravel risk factors, genetic predispositions and brain mechanisms involved in sleep disturbances in health and disease.
Why should you listen to him?
Chances are you’re one of the people within the ten percent group that suffers a form of insomnia. Eus van Someren’s expertise covers sleep, circadian rhythms, cognition, aging, thermoregulation, imaging and acquisition and analysis of physiological and behavioral time-series. After his TEDxTalk you will at least know how our brains works around sleep and insomnia.
More about this speaker
See more about the work of Eus van Someren in neuroscience at the website of The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
If you’re interested in his former music career, see his profile at the The Scene fansite