Israeli Researchers Reveal Finds on Sleep Deprivation and Brain Activity

The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – A new collaborative study conducted by Israeli and American researchers has uncovered how sleep deprivation negatively affects brain activity.

The study — published in the Nature Medicine biomedical research journal — was led by researchers at Israel’s Tel Aviv University (TAU) in cooperation with the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Researchers found that losing sleep causes neural activity in the brain’s temporal lobe to slow down, triggering visual impairment and memory loss. They observed that neurons in the brain rest, essentially taking a nap, after being adversely affected by slow brainwaves.

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