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Brain Researchers Discover Similarities Between Dreaming, Wakefulness

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have discovered that the brain area that enables self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers. Thus, lucid dreamers are possibly also more self-reflecting when awake.

How Gut Bacteria Affect Brain Health

The hundred trillion bacteria living in an adult human—mostly in the intestines, making up the gut microbiome—have a significant impact on behavior and brain health.

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In Drosophila, Memory-Consolidating DPM Neurons Linked to Sleep

Scientists have long known that sleep, memory, and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation.