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Poor Sleep Prevents Brain From Storing Memories

jjp9999 (2180664) writes | about a year and a half ago

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jjp9999 (2180664) writes "Recent findigns published on Jan. 27 in the journal Nature Neuroscience may inspire you to get some proper sleep. Researchers at UC Berkley found that REM sleep plays a key role in moving short term memories from the hippocampus (where short-term memories are stored) to the prefrontal cortex (where long-term memories are stored), and that degeneration of the frontal lobe as we grow older may play a key role in forgetfulness. "What we have discovered is a dysfunctional pathway that helps explain the relationship between brain deterioration, sleep disruption and memory loss as we get older – and with that, a potentially new treatment avenue," said UC Berkeley sleep researcher Matthew Walker."
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Timing is everything (1)

egcagrac0 (1410377) | about a year and a half ago | (#42713269)

I, for one, greatly enjoy that this article about the value of sleep was submitted at 2:15am.

Re:Timing is everything (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42713825)

But he can't remember doing it

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