Brain cartilage morphs during sleep, aids memory consolidation

Brain cartilage morphs during sleep, aids memory consolidation

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Cartilage in the brain morphs while we sleep – possibly explaining why a good snooze can help consolidate memories, a new study suggests.  The neurons in our brains that exchange information and help us learn have a cartilage-like sheath around them, known as a perineuronal net (PNN). US researchers believe that sleeping loosens this net enough
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