Illustration of superman in a dream
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min.
Your selections: Sleep
Sleep twitches tune and refine circuits in the developing brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The modern world has changed when we sleep — but our work and school schedules have failed to keep pace.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The strain of living in global quarantine is making a bed for sleepless nights.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Everybody dreams, but scientists aren’t sure why.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of September 14, 2020.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
And other neuroscience news for the week of July 20, 2020.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Everyone experiences cramps. But we know less about their causes than you might expect.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
And other neuroscience news for the week of June 1, 2020.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Retinal ganglion cells are the conduit between the eyes and the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Answer kids' questions about their dreams with a scientific perspective.
  • Frontiers for Young Minds
Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN

3D Brain

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