Illustration of superman in a dream
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min.
They’re taking over Amazon and Kickstarter. But do they live up to the hype?
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Sleep is vital for keeping your brain functioning and your mental health sound.
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  • 2 min
While you dream, your body is temporarily paralyzed. Sometimes this inability to move persists even after you've woken up.
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  • 4 min
Explores one process by which sleep is thought to play a role in properly regulating synapses — the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.
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  • 5 min
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Try to gain as many hours of sleep as you can as you navigate this board game with lots of distractions along the way.
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A new study now shows that just one night of sleep deprivation results in the accumulation in the brain of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's
  • The Dana Foundation
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.
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  • 5 min
Pulling all-nighters to binge watch your favorite movie can lead to some major problems in your brain.
  • Brain Connection

3D Brain

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