Published On: Thu, Mar 10th, 2016

Proper night sleep can improve memory


A new research study has revealed that patterns of brain function that take place throughout the day are replayed at fast-forward pace when we sleep, which can assist strengthen our memories. Researchers told that the results give additional proof for the advantages of a good night’s sleep.

They further told that brain function all through sleep arranges by the gigantic amount of experiences we come across each day, filing merely the significant information in memory. This is imperative for the reason that the bad nights of sleep frequently experienced by both the healthy inhabitants, and people with schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s disease, direct to damaged mental activity, researchers further added.

The results, from University of Bristol in UK, demonstrate that patterns of brain function that take place all through the day are replayed at fast-forward pace during sleep. This replayed action occurs in the section of the brain named as hippocampus, which is our pivotal filing system for memories. The main latest result is that sleep replay makes stronger the microscopic links amid nerve cells that are energetic, a procedure believed critical for strengthening memories. As a result, by choosing which daytime function patterns are replayed, sleep can solve and maintain imperative information.

Jack Mellor, who is the lead researcher from University of Bristol, stated that “These results are almost the essential processes that occur in the brain during the consolidation of memory during sleep,” he further continued by adding that “It also seems that the successful replay of brain activity during sleep is dependent on the emotional state of the person when they are learning. This has major implications for how we teach and enable people to learn effectively,” The research study was cited in the journal Cell Reports.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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