Snoozing improves waking memory

Sleep helps lock in visual learning, according to new research from Brown University.

The study observed the brain activity of 15 young people who were asked to spot hidden textures among a pattern of horizontal lines.

It found that after a period of sleep, brain activity increased in the area of the brain that processes visual information, and the subjects’ ability to locate the hidden textures improved.

The results highlight the role of sleep in consolidating visual memory and may influence education and training methods.

Read more at Brown University