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It’s Smart to Sleep-Psychology Today

It’s Smart to Sleep-Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"As a neurologist and middle school teacher I have often been asked about the best schedule to maximize children’s health and brainpower. During sleep, the higher thinking regions of the brain are less active because information enters the brain during sleep. This is when the brain can devote a greater portion of its energy (metabolism) to organization and filing the information learned during the day. This brain state is just what is needed to allow recently learned material to be stored in long-term memory."

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Sleep Deprived? Mind your dopamine | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network

Sleep Deprived? Mind your dopamine | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

We all know what sleep deprivation does to us. We’re unable to pay attention. We’re often cold or hot. We can’t think straight, we start doing very strange things (you would not BELIEVE the crazy dances I’ve made up…), and of course, we’re really, really tired. But why do these symptoms happening? What’s going on in the brain during sleep deprivation to explain this behavior? Well, in part, it might be changes in your D2 receptors.

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