6 Fantastic Facts You Didn’t Know About Memory

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3. Is Hypnopedia A Thing?
You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV: someone wants to learn something so they play the required material in their sleep, because that’s how our brain works, apparently. Thing is, you actually can learn stuff in your sleep but it’s not all that fancy. You can basically train your brain to, let’s say, make you feel sick whenever you smell alcohol or cigarette smoke. Other than that a sleeping brain is just that, with a strange exception. If you play some patterns over white noise while in the REM sleep stage, your brain will most likely remember them.


4. Treatment for Alzheimer’s?
Sadly, there is still no cure for this degenerative decease, but in 2015, a group of Australian researchers allegedly found a way to remove the plaques that build up and block brain functions. It’s the next best thing, if you ask me. So what’s the treatment? A) it is noninvasive so the tissue will not be damaged and B) it’s called “focused therapeutic ultrasound” which means that it sends superfast sound waves into the brain, helping the blood-brain barrier expand and releasing the cells that eat up the plaques and lesions that cause Alzheimer’s.

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