'Bombshell' Study Shows Our Brains Are Even More Awesome Than We Knew The human brain's memory capacity has been shown to be 10 times greater than previous research had suggested. New measurements of the brain's memory capacity increase "conservative" estimates of size by a factor of 10 to at least a petabyte.
Not only do these results reinforce the common advice to avoid caffeine in the evening, but they also raise the intriguing possibility that caffeine may be useful for resetting the circadian clock to treat jet lag induced by international time zone travel.
Sleep Deprivation Hampers Ability to Form New Memories-Foregoing a good night’s sleep may wreck the brain’s ability to make new memories.A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine demonstrated that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory, solidifying lessons learned for when the sleeper is awake.Using a mouse model, the researchers discovered several important molecules that govern the recalibration process, as well as…
The Journal of Neuroscience: 37 (3) This review provides the historical background for current views and considers the relative contribution of two sleep states, rapid eye movement sleep and slow-wave sleep, to offline memory processing. The sequential hypothesis, until now largely ignored, is discussed, and recent literature supporting this view is reviewed.
Larger brains do not lead to high IQs, new meta-analysis finds -- ScienceDaily
Professional athletes suffer from sleep disorders more frequently than generally thought, however, systematic examination, counseling and individual treatment planning can improve the quality of their sleep. Published in the Journal of 2016- Sports Sciences, a new Finnish study clearly shows for the first time that systematic measures can improve the sleep of professional athletes.