Illustration of superman in a dream
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min.
Your selections: Sleep
Disrupting circadian rhythms is linked to mood disorders, and chronic illnesses. Neuroscientists are teasing apart how.
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The discovery of cellular clocks throughout the body is shedding light on sleep disorders and changing how — and when — we treat disease.
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When you’re asleep, your brain is doing important work:consolidating your memories.
  • The Brain Prize
  • 8 min
This video explains what neuroscience has uncovered about what happens while we sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Pulling all-nighters to binge watch your favorite movie can lead to some major problems in your brain.
  • Brain Connection
Cheri Wiggs explains what our eyes do while we sleep and why we can't see colors well in the dark.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 2 min
A new study reveals the most common content of recurring dreams and finds very different hallucinations in the dreaming minds of adults and children.
What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives.
  • TED
  • 22 min
Sleeping is key for a healthy brain, but it's still a mysterious part of life.
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Although scientists continue to debate the purposes and benefits of sleep, one thing is clear: sleep deprivation is really bad for brain function.
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A good night's sleep can strengthen memories and promote creative thinking.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your smartphone addiction isn't helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake.
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.