We do a number of things during the day, some important, some not. From the moment we wake up we immerse ourselves in our typical morning routines, or the not so typical events like rushing into a meeting to determine an important business decision.
Recently, a study that shows that good sleep will help our brains distinguish and remember more important information over a common one. Research published in Cell Reports identifies sleep as a key factor in helping the brain filter through all information and only retain what it finds relevant.
The finding of the study was based on brain activity patterns observed in the hippocampus, a small part of the brain that regulates emotion and is associated with long-term memory. The “replay” of brain activity is what helps connect a memory to a certain emotion, which is why, depending on the impact of the emotion, we remember certain information more than others.
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