Essential Functions of Sleep: Learning, Memory and Changing Your Mind – with Gina Poe

Sleep is vital to our wellbeing. The stages of deep and dreamless slow wave sleep and vivid dreaming REM sleep both have important traits. They each have their role to play in cleaning, up, putting away, and integrating new items into our knowledge schema after the wild party that is waking in our brains.

Join Gina Poe as she explores the recent discoveries of how sleep serves to alter our brains and how the brain waves and neurotransmitters are timed perfectly to deliver the right information into the right circuits at the right time.

Prof Gina Poe has been working since 1995 on the mechanisms through which sleep serves memory consolidation and restructuring.

This talk was recorded on 9th March 2021


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