Sleeping on it helps consolidating memory

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Plazma Inferno!, Feb 22, 2016.

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    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, showing that patterns of brain activity that occur during the day are replayed at fast-forward speed during sleep. This replayed activity happens in hippocampus, which is our central filing system for memories. The key new finding is that sleep replay strengthens the microscopic connections between nerve cells that are active – a process deemed critical for consolidating memories. Therefore, by selecting which daytime activity patterns are replayed, sleep can sort and retain important information.

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