In order to learn, we have to grow connections, or synapses, between the neurons in our brains. These connections enable neurons to send signals to one another quickly and efficiently. We store new memories in these networks.
"The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say" is from the February 06, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Zimmer and narrated by Caroline Miller.
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