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Sleep and Dream

By on June 18, 2014
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Scientists discover something cool about sleeping and dreaming.

If you’ve just learnt something new and want to improve your chances of remembering it, you’d do well to sleep on it. Whether you’re learning to play a musical instrument or revising for exams, a good night’s sleep afterwards – or even just a power nap – will aid long-term storage of the new memories and make it more likely they’ll stick.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/neurophilosophy/2014/jun/09/sleep-dendritic-spines-memoryIf you’ve just learnt something new and want to improve your chances of remembering it, you’d do well to sleep on it. Whether you’re learning to play a musical instrument or revising for exams, a good night’s sleep afterwards – or even just a power nap – will aid long-term storage of the new memories and make it more likely they’ll stick.

Sleep may help memories form by promoting new synapses| Mo Costandi | Science

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