Using optogenetics to dampen delta waves of rats during sleep resulted in weaker memory reactivation and promoted forgetting. The findings could have significant implications for treating PTSD in humans.
Researchers have discovered a brain circuit that governs how certain memories are consolidated in the brain during sleep.
Natural, restorative sleep can help stave off mental and physical decline as we age.
Researchers report transcranial alternating current stimulation applied during sleep can help accelerate learning, memory and skill acquisition.
Study reinforces and explains the links between sleep deprivation and neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say.
Sleep may be regulated by inflammasome NLRP3, researchers report.
Sleep spindles assist with the processing of relevant memories during sleep and help boost memory consolidation, researchers report.
A new study could be the first step to understanding the biochemistry that controls the switch from sleep to wakefulness, researchers believe.
A new study reports on a link between lack of restorative sleep and an accumulation of amyloid beta.