How Sleep Helps the Brain to Reorganize Itself

A Nature Communications study reveals the activity of dendrites increase as we sleep. This increased activity could be key to how we are able to form memories.

A study has given new insights into how sleep contributes to brain plasticity – the ability for our brain to change and reorganize itself – and could pave the way for new ways to help people with learning and memory disorders.


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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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