Deep sleep's role in visual learning uncovered

On October 6, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study looks into the mechanism behind sleep-dependent neuroplasticity in the process of assimilating new visual information. Researchers from the University of Michigan have conducted a study in mice to investigate how deep sleep influences visual learning. Brain activity during this phase of sleep is crucial to consolidating new…

Sleep's role in memory consolidation unpicked

On October 3, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research has started to unpick the mechanism that allows sleep to enhance memory consolidation. Sleep spindles, a type of brain activity recorded during stage two of sleep, has repeatedly been associated with improving brain plasticity and consolidating memory. Scientists are now drawing closer to explaining the mechanism behind this…

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…