Finding traces of memory processing during sleep

On May 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep helps us to retain the information that we have learned during the day. We know from animal experiments that new memories are reactivated during sleep. The brain replays previous experience while we sleep – and this replay strengthens memories overnight. Up to now, it was hard to demonstrate such…

Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

On November 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Shift work is becoming an increasing part of the working patterns of Americans, but some people deal with these irregular schedules better than others. Now, a new study suggests the ability to cope with shift work may be down to genetics. Researchers identified a gene variant that is more common…

Finding sleep's sweet spot

On April 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

No one is telling you what time to go to bed with this, but researchers are making a strong case that the duration and timing of your sleep are closely associated with whether your behavior is heart-healthy. Night owls should take special note of a new study by…