Sleep deprivation handicaps the brain's ability to form new memories, mouse study shows
from Science Daily
Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can "solidify" lessons learned and use them when they awaken — in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening. A summary of the study appears online in the journal Science.
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