If you’ve ever had a dream reliving a childhood experience, the memory might have been eerily realistic. According to Gareth Gaskell, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of York in England, sleep acts as a preservative for memory. The study, which included teaching participants new words, helped Gaskell and his colleagues conclude that new information is best kept when the human brain can sleep. The study addresses the impact of quality sleep on creativity, emotional memories and how your brain organizes information. For a full report on the study, take a look at LearnVest’s article.
June 21, 2012 By