Sunday, June 8, 2014
"A new study reveals that sleep after learning enhances connections between brain cells. According to NYU Langone Medical Center researchers, the growth of dendritic spines – tiny out-branchings that are responsible for relaying signals between neuronal cells – is encouraged by sleep, and could prove critical to improving memory. The study, entitled Sleep Promotes Branch-Specific Formation of Dendritic Spines After Learning, was published in the journal Science."
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Once again, this article demonstrates the importance of understanding the neurobiology of learning.