New research by neuroscientists at Monash University shows that the sleeping brain has the capacity to encode important pieces of information – even though the body is resting.
Infants in the NICU were more likely to stay asleep during recordings of their mothers reading, finds new research.
A new study from the University of Helsinki shows that individual circadian preference is associated with brain activity patterns during the night. Sleep spindles are bursts of oscillatory brain activity visible on an EEG that occur mainly during stage 2 sleep. Sleep spindles are linked for example to sleep maintenance and strengthening of the memory traces during sleep.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Intriguing Links Between Sleep, Cognition and Schizophrenia
Study Uncovers a Previously Unknown Molecular Bridge Between Sleep and Memory. More than 3.2 million Americans suffer from schizophrenia; about 100,000 people are newly diagnosed every year. The disease includes a wide range of symptoms including visual and auditory hallucinations, cognitive problems and motivational issues.
We know that sleep helps us integrate knowledge acquired during the day. But can we learn new things while sleeping? By exposing subjects to repeated auditory stimuli, a team of researchers has just demonstrated that the brain is capable of learning such sound patterns during certain sleep stages—though they may be forgotten during deep sleep. Led by the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (CNRS / ENS / EHESS) in collaboration with the Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs (CNRS / ENS) and the Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance (AP-HP / Paris Descartes University) at Hôtel Dieu Hospital, this study is the subject of an article published in Nature Communications on August 8, 2017.