Best to Sleep on It: Brain Activity Patterns During Sleep Consolidate Memory

Previous Article Next Article Add to Favorites Contact Information <!– –>Available for logged-in reporters only<!– –> Citations Cell Reports Newswise — Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important information in memory.The new discoveries, made by researchers from Bristol’s Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, provide further evidence for the benefits of a good night’s sleep. This is important because the bad nights of sleep often experienced by both the healthy population, and people with schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s disease, lead to impaired mental function.The findings, published today in the journal Cell Reports, and put into context in an article…


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