The sleeping brain and memory

In the last newsletter we learned about the nature of sleep and how it can be measured and classified. In this edition we look into the functions of sleep. Researchers think that sleep trigger processes in the brain that strengthen memories. One idea is that this takes place through the spontaneous reactivation of memories during sleep. In other words, you now have the perfect excuse to take a nap after learning something new- as your brain might keep repeating what you just learned.

Read more about sleep´s role in memory in the September issue of our newsletter.

Published Oct. 18, 2019 5:23 PM - Last modified Oct. 18, 2019 5:23 PM