Medical News Today: Deep sleep’s role in visual learning uncovered

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Researchers from the University of Michigan have conducted a study in mice to investigate how deep sleep influences visual learning. Brain activity during this phase of sleep is crucial to consolidating new visual information, they found. An important part of how we relate to the world is perceptual learning, which refers to our ability to “make sense” of various stimuli – visual, auditory, or related to taste, smell, and touch – through repeated exposure to them. (October 6, 2017)

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