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National Science Foundation

The Connection Between Memory and Sleep

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Caption: When you're studying for an exam, is there something you can do while you sleep to retain the information better? "The question is, 'What determines which information is going to be kept and which information is lost?'" says neuroscientist Ken Paller. With support from the National Science Foundation, Paller and his team at Northwestern University are studying the connection between memory and sleep, and the possibilities of boosting memory storage while you snooze.

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