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More Evidence That Sleep Helps Strengthen Memory

Sleep may aid in the reinforcement of memory, a new study in rats suggests.

The rats in the Journal of Neuroscience study were initially conditioned to recognize a particular odor by being administered a mild foot shock during wakefulness in response to the odor information; the rats’ fear response to …

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Are women more compassionate than men? What the science tells us

Tackling the question of whether women are more innately compassionate than men, Seppala outlines some of the scientific research on the topic before concluding: Rather than suggesting that [bonding and nurturing] tendencies might have made women more compassionate than men, I would argue that they …

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It doesn’t matter so much that you’re made out of neurons and bones and muscles. Obviously, if we lose neurons in a stroke or in a degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s, we lose consciousness. But in principle, what matters for consciousness is the fact that you have these incredibly complicated little machines, these little switching …

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