Psych Central: Brain changes and plasticity probed at neuronal level

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Research

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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