Deep sleep's role in visual learning uncovered

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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…

Visual evidence shows brain 'resetting' during sleep

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Throughout the day, the human brain absorbs a torrent of knowledge, processes the information, and learns, before “switching off” over night. New research explains this process in action. Microscopic images of synapses – the junction between two nerve cells – have been shown to expand with daytime stimulation and…

Visual stress could be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, research suggests

On November 25, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

University of Leicester research team discovers vision-related abnormalities that could help in diagnosis of illness People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) could experience higher levels of visual stress than those without the condition, according to new research from the University of Leicester. CFS, also…