Sunday 15 December 2013
The surprising science of sleep and daydreaming. Letting your mind wander involves complex brain activity and facilitates problem solving, creativity and even enhances our sense of identity. Also, scientific sleep studies are showing that our memory can be enhanced and we can learn new things ... all while we’re quietly snoozing. This program looks at the benefits of zoning out.
GuestsDr Muireann Irish, Senior Research Officer, Neuroscience Research AustraliaPenelope Lewis, Neuroscientist, University of Manchester
PublicationsThe Secret World of Sleep, by Penelope A. Lewis
Further InformationThe Role of Sleep Spindles and Slow-Wave Activity in Integrating New Information in Semantic Memory; The Journal of Neuroscience, Sept 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Mind at Rest (All in the Mind) - On Sleep and Dreams
Nice conversation on this week's All in the Mind podcast, hosted by Lynne Malcolm.