April 28, 2011

Neuron Naps: Parts of Brain Can Go 'Offline'

Richard Alleyne, Telegraph


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Researchers discovered that contrary to popular opinion the brain is not always entirely asleep or awake but parts of it can go "offline".

This they claim accounts for the feeling of being "half asleep" which causes forgetfulness and small errors such as misplacing keys or putting the milk in the cupboard or the cereal in the fridge.

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TAGGED: Brain, Sleep, Neurons, Brain Waves

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