The weight of waking and the reasons for sleeping

Sleeping is a universal phenomenon, strictly regulated, and we all can appreciate the refreshing value of a goods sleep. However, the reasons why sleep is so essential for the functioning of our brain is still a mystery. The hypothesis of “synaptic homeostasis” claims that sleep is the price to be paid for allowing our brain to learn new things, strengthen major memories and forget unimportant stuff.

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  • 5 May 2018
  • 12:00
  • Salone del Podestà