New Study Brings Together Neuroscience and Psychology to Paint a More Complete Picture of Sleep and Memory

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Source: New Study Brings Together Neuroscience and Psychology to Paint a More Complete Picture of Sleep and Memory A new study from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) integrates neuroscience and psychological research to show in animal models that sleep suppresses the activity of certain nerve cells that promote forgetting, insuring that at least some memories will last. …

Increased physical activity improves sleep and mood outcomes in inactive people with insomnia: a randomized controlled trial

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While high levels of activity and exercise training have been associated with improvements in sleep quality, minimum levels of activity likely to improve sleep outcomes have not been explored. A two-armed parallel randomized controlled trial (N=41; 30 females) was designed to assess whether increasing physical activity to the level recommended in public health guidelines can improve sleep quality among inactive …

What’s a neuron?

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This is the first in a series exploring Sleep Science. It is an exploration into the hormonal implications of sleep, but it also functions as a lay-person’s introduction to neuroscience. The first step in examining some of the physiological evidence to supplement the behavioral science we conduct every day is to review the behavior of the synapse, where one neuron meets …