Poe (2017): Sleep Is for Forgetting | Journal of Neuroscience

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It is possible that one of the essential functions of sleep is to take out the garbage, as it were, erasing and “forgetting” information built up throughout the day that would clutter the synaptic network that defines us. It may also be that this cleanup function of sleep is a general principle of neuroscience, applicable to every creature with a nervous system. # {#article-title-106}

Source: Sleep Is for Forgetting | Journal of Neuroscience

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One Comment on “Poe (2017): Sleep Is for Forgetting | Journal of Neuroscience”

  1. Tore Nielsen says:

    Reblogged this on Dream & Nightmare Lab and commented:

    An interesting follow-up to the Crick and Mitchison theory


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