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A good night’s sleep helps the brain to file away important information from the activities of the day.
Patterns of brain activity from the day are replayed at fast-forward speed during sleep.
This helps strengthen microscopic connections between the nerve cells in a process which is deemed critical for consolidating memories.
A study of 2,000 twelve year old has shown that increased physical activity stimulates learning and improves school performance.
The young Swedish students were given two hours of extra play and motion activities a week in collaboration with a local sports club.
New research suggests that the brain plays a key role in the regulation of glucose and the development of type 2 diabetes.
A study has found that people who spoke two languages developed dementia four and a half years later than those who only spoke one language.