From consolidating memories to cleaning out toxins in the brain that accumulate during waking hours, researchers explore why sleep is so important and what happens when we don't get enough.
Long-term memories remain 'silent' for about 2 weeks before reaching a mature state, a new study reports.
Researchers reveal that without sleep, memory consolidation may not occur sufficiently.
According to a new study, the brain blocks the ability for creating new memories shortly after waking in order to prevent the disruption of the stabilization of memory consolidation that occurs during sleep.
Newly discovered rotating waves of brain activity that repeat during the night are responsible for forming associations between different aspects of a day's memories, a new study reports.
Researchers have developed a new math model that could help explain how the brain can lay down new memories without wiping out old ones.
A new study reveals how tactile experiences are encoded in the brain as we sleep.
A new study reports combining a positive emotional component with a given stimulus promotes memory for future stimuli of the same type.