What does our brain do while we snooze?

Sleep—a favored activity by many, but a crucial habit for survival by nearly all animals. So it’s no new news that scientists have long wondered why sleep is so important. It’s prompted many to explore what is really happening in our brain while we are off in dreamland. But last week, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center for Translational Neuromedicine in New York published their latest discovery in the journal Science that they hope will help answer this query. … [Read more...]