An interesting TED talk which unfortunately has some outdated misguided conclusions about the hunter-gatherer life style. Many of our current dietary problems can be traced back to the agricultural revolution and our now over-reliance on industrial food.
Sleep plays an important role in the brain’s ability to consolidate learning when two new potentially competing tasks are learned in the same day, research at the University of Chicago demonstrates.
Other studies have shown that sleep consolidates learning for a new task. The new study, which measured starlings’ ability to recognize new songs, shows that learning a second task can undermine the performance of a previously learned task. But this study is the first to show that a good night’s sleep helps the brain retain both new memories.New research from the University of Chicago