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Rich Pickings presents the Sleep Paralysis project

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18:30 Thu 10 Jan 2013

The Dana Centre

An evening of short films and discussion exploring the space between sleeping and waking, with a focus on the phenomena of sleep paralysis and hypnogogic hallucination. Sleep paralysis – the experience of becoming conscious during sleep while the body is paralysed, often with a crushing sensation and the sense of a presence in the room – is experienced by up to 50% of people at some point in their lives. This event will explore its scientific basis and cultural significance. 

After the screening there will be a discussion led by Professor of Psychology Chris French (Goldsmiths, University of London) and David Morgan (psychoanalyst in private practice and a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis). This recorded event is part of The Sleep Paralysis Project, a short film and cross platform research project supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award.

This event is presented in association with the Dana Centre and the London Short Film Festival.

The Dana Centre

Science Museum, 165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London
020 7942 4040