Sleep appears to play a key role in helping the brain consolidate the memories it forms during the day. While past research has indicated that you can’t form new memories during sleep, a new study has found that the brain can establish new associations while sleeping. There’s a catch, though: its capacity may be limited to certain types of memories—in this case, ones associated with the sense of smell. Plenty of experiments have looked at the role of sleep in consolidating memories. Read the full story at ARS Technica.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.