What Purpose Sleep Serves?




Sleep lets brain to reset its synapses or memory-storing connections that send signals between neurons. In waking hours, synapses grow to let information gathered through the day’s experiences to travel throughout the brain. During sleep, the synapses shrink. Without the sleep, the brain gets overwhelmed with irrelevant information and memories, which certainly would not help brain’s function.


Posted February 4, 2017 by dranilj1 in Cognitive Psychology

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