Memory

28 07, 2014

Sleep deprivation may create false memories

2021-04-29T18:38:18+00:00July 28, 2014|Memory, Poor Sleep, Sleep Deprivation|

A new study published recently in Psychological Science suggests that not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories. The study was conducted by psychological scientist Steven J. Frenda of the University of California, Irvine and colleagues. Results show sleep-deprived people [...]

2 07, 2014

Short sleep linked to aging brain

2021-04-29T18:38:18+00:00July 2, 2014|Aging, Healthy Sleep Habits, Memory, Poor Sleep|

A new study finds that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. Results show that each hour of reduced sleep duration changed the annual expansion rate of the ventricles by 0.59 percent. Ventricles are the internal chambers of the brain. Their expansion is a [...]

11 04, 2013

Sound stimulation during sleep may enhance memory

2021-05-04T19:32:56+00:00April 11, 2013|Healthy Sleep Habits, Memory|

Slow oscillations in brain activity, which occur during so-called slow-wave sleep, are critical for retaining memories. Researchers reporting online April 11 in the journal Neuron have found that playing sounds synchronized to the rhythm of the slow brain oscillations of people who are sleeping [...]