A recent study provides researchers new information on how sleep helps the brain change and reorganize itself. Researchers at the Humboldt and Charité Universities in Berlin, Germany, recorded activity in the dendrites of neurons, the tree-like branching structures that propagate electrochemical impulses. The study, published in Nature Communications, found that activity in dendrites increases when we sleep, and that this increase is linked to specific brain waves that are seen to be key to how we form memories. (October 9, 2017)
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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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