Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how sleep controls what we remember and what we forget. It may all come down to the kind of brainwaves rippling through your grey matter as you snooze.
科学家们在致力于研究睡眠为何能控制我们记忆和遗忘方面, 最近取得了突破性进展。研究发现 , 这可能归因于我们睡眠时大脑灰质神经传递的电波不同。
Dreamland is also where memories can be selectively faded, something that prevents the mind’s finely tuned mechanics getting clogged with useless info.
But just how sleep can amp up the signal and dial down the noise isn’t clear.
A team, led by neurologist Karunesh Ganguly at the University of California, San Francisco in the US, has set about fixing that, aided by mice with some very sophisticated hardware in their noggins.
Ganguly’s team put the mice to work learning how to get water to flow from a spout. With their minds.