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by Rachael Grannell, blogger
We are bombarded with information everyday. We get it from our classes, the media, and conversations with our friends. From the minute we wake up, to the seconds before we go to sleep our brain is processing those messages. When you wake up in the morning, you remember only some of that information. You can probably remember what your professor talked about in lecture, the assignments you have due, or maybe some assignments and not others.
So how is it that we can remember certain things while forgetting so many more?
A new study published in the Feb. 2 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience explains that the brain evaluates our memories while we sleep and decides which ones are most important to store in our long-term memory.
The study shows:
Instead of EEG results, here’s some things we can take away from the study: