Scientists from the University of York (UK) discovered how sleep affects a person’s ability to remember new information. The study is published in the journal Current Biology.
The scientific world has long known that sleep plays an important role in forming and retaining new memories. Scientists decided to find out how the development of memory associated with the spindles of sleep — explosions of oscillatory brain activity visible by using electroencephalogram (EEG).
British scientists believe that to improve a person’s ability to remember can be, if during sleep, conduct of transcranial electrical stimulation.
An experiment conducted on volunteers have shown the correctness of the researchers ‘ conclusions. People say adjectives and related associations. Then people said those adjectives at a time when they are asleep. EEG revealed that people were relevant associations. Thus, sleep spindles are directly connected with the ability to remember.
Scientists believe their discovery could help people who have learning difficulties.
In February, American scientists from Brigham young University found that dramatically improves the memory jog. Physical activity reduces the negative effects of chronic stress on the hippocampus part of the brain responsible for memory.