ok reblog spree has stopped
Sleep’s memory role discovered
The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.
Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could not make up for lost sleep.
Experts said it was an elegant and significant study, which uncovered the mechanisms of memory.
It is well known that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning. But what actually happens inside the brain has been a source of considerable debate.
Researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School trained mice in a new skill - walking on top of a rotating rod.
They then looked inside the living brain with a microscope to see what happened when the animals were either sleeping or sleep deprived.
Their study showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons - they were learning more
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been a few hours since I’ve watched it but I can’t get over how frustrating I found this week’s GoT episode
still, one of the best/most beautiful deaths I’ve seen in a tv show or film, ever
Perfect Match: Brazilian Kids Learn English by Video Chatting With Lonely Elderly Americans
The differences in age and background combine to make the interactions remarkable to watch. And the participants clearly grow close to one another, to the point where they end up speaking from the heart in a more universal language than English.
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this is cute
i’m representing for them gangsters all across the world
Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.
Real talk: the new Snapchat makes texting fun again
By any measure, Snapchat has had a busy year. 23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel reportedly rejected a $3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg, dealt with a data breach that leaked 4.6 million usernames, and watched as countless “ephemeral” apps launched to compete with his app. Meanwhile, Snapchat, by some metrics, had passed Facebook in its number of daily photo uploads. The night of our interview, Spiegel strapped on a bowtie alongside co-founder Bobby Murphy to be honored by Time as one of the world’s 100 most influential individuals. But Spiegel isn’t interested in talking about any of that. When I ask to take his photo, he demurs. He might be sitting on top of the world, but he’d prefer for people to focus on the app and not on him. He’d rather talk about conversations — or more specifically, about how we can make our digital conversations better reflect our real ones. That’s the philosophy behind the latest version of Snapchat for iPhone and Android, the two-year-old company’s biggest and most important update yet.