6th ESRS Congress

23 - 26 March 1982,
Zurich, Switzerland

Sleep 1982, Proceedings of the 6th ESRS Congress,
W. P. Koella (ed.), Basel, Karger 1983


Special Lectures:

  1. Michel Jouvet: Hypnogenic indolamine-dependent factors and paradoxical sleep rebound
  2. Gerard Groos: Regulation of the circadian sleep-wake cycle
  3. U. Moser  et al.: Experiences with computer simulation of dream processes


  1. Information processing during sleep (Chairs: D. Lehmann, M. Bertini)
  2. Autonomic nervous system and sleep physiology (Chairs: P. L. Parmeggiani, F. Obal, Jr.)
  3. The rational use of hypnotic drugs (Chairs: I. Oswald, L. Garma)


      1. Endogenous sleep factors (Chairs: R. Ursin, A. A. Borbély)
      2. Phylogenetic approaches to the functions of sleep. (Chairs: I. Tobler, J. Horne)
      3. Use of sleep laboratories in clinical practice (Chairs: M. Billiard, S. Smirne)

      The Scientific and Publications Committee selected 80 out of 130 submitted papers as Mini-Papers for inclusion into the congress proceedings.

      ESRS Board

      President:I. Oswald (Edinburgh)
      Vice-President:P. Visser (Amsterdam)
      Secretary:M. Billiard (Montpellier)
      Assistant-Secretary:A. Besset (Montpellier)
      Treasurer: J.-M. Gaillard (Geneva)

      Scientific Committee

      O. Benoit (Paris)
      A. Borbély (Zurich)
      W. P. Koella (Basel)
      P. Putkonen (Helsinki)
      B. Roth (Prague)

      Local Organizing Committee

      Alexander Borbély (Zurich)

      Jean Michel Gaillard (Geneva)
      Dietrich Lehmann (Zurich)
      Maija Loepfe (Zurich)
      Inge Strauch (Zurich)
      Irene Tobler (Zurich)