Cognition

Study Shows How Our Brains Replay Recent Experiences During Sleep

Study Shows How Our Brains Replay Recent Experiences During Sleep

While we sleep, our brains are busy organising fresh memories into long-term storage—or at least, that’s the theory. Intriguing new research is bolstering this assertion, with evidence that our brains replay the day’s experiences during sleep, in what is an integral part of the memory-storage process.

We Are All Intuitive Physicists, Scientists Say

We Are All Intuitive Physicists, Scientists Say

Human beings are very good at acting on the fly: swerving to avoid an obstacle in the road, ducking to keep from being hit, or reflexively catching a fly ball. We can do this because the brain is constantly running simulations of the physics involved as we scan our environment,…