Science of Slumber: How Sleep Affects Your Memory

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Robert Stickgold, Director, Center for Sleep and Cognition, Harvard Medical School

Ken Paller, Professor, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

Matthew Walker, Principal Investigator, Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

David Dinges, Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Perelman School of Medicine

Michael Silber, Co-director, The Center for Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic

We spend a lot of time sleeping (roughly one-third of our lives, according to the National Institutes of Health). But how much downtime do our brains really need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory and cognition, and why our sleep patterns change as we age.



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