Ana Adan




Ana is a Doctor of Psychology and a professor with tenure at the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology at the University of Barcelona (Spain).She directs the research team of Psychopharmacology and Drug Addiction at the Neuropsychology group at the University of Barcelona. For over 20 years Dr. Adan has coordinated studies and lectured on many different subjects within Psychology, at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level. She is currently the coordinator of the Psychology Faculty's undergraduate Psychopharmacology course and the Addictions course which is part of the Masters in General Health Psychology program. Ana Adan is also the director of the online IL3-UB Masters in Drug Addiction. Dr Adan has published over 150 papers, with an “h” index of visibility and impact factor of 23. She is on the editorial committee of a number of specialist journals and is also part of the scientific committee for different clinical trials, and reports acting as an expert for the Spanish Ministry of Health.

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Jan 26th 2015

The sailors in a round the world regatta, race around the globe from west to east for three months, sailing in watches of four hours. They sail down the Atlantic from north to south, with little variation in longitude, but descending the latitudes of the planet, going from the northern winter to the southern summer. They them round Antarctica, crossing longitudes, gaining a day on the calendar as they go. A situation like this takes its toll on their biological clocks and sleep patterns and their cognitive capacity and physical performance are affected. In this course you will learn the foundations of the biological patterns governing sleep and performance in general, it's application to solo and double-handed ocean sailing.

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