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UCLA Researchers Discover That the Sleeping Brain Behaves As If It's Remembering Something

October 7, 2012

people and society graphic Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have for the first time, measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that this part of the brain behaves as if it's remembering something, even under anesthesia. Full Story

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