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A brain science expert shares his 30-second exercise to jumpstart your creative thinking at work

You may seem creative if you suggest doing something that breaks the mold, writes Moran Cerf. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks; below are his answers to two recent questions. In today's c...
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Some sleep is worse than no sleep for keeping fear in check

A new study finds that people without sleep fare better in learning what to fear and not fear than those getting only some sleep.Test subjects learned to associate colors with electric shocks, but only some unlearned it. The findings could be used to help create new treatments for those at risk of PTSD or anxiety. A good night's sleep is essential for your overall good health. Memories are cemented during sleep, and students are often reminded that they need to have good sleep habits to maximi...
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The Different Types of Power Naps to Skyrocket your Productivity

Human napping has been explored in various research studies, and the results seem to disprove the masses who argue that naps are a waste of time. A 2008 study performed by Mednick, Cai, Canady, and Drummond concluded that a nap in the middle of the day had more of a positive effect than caffeine on energy levels, as well as learning, motor skills, and verbal memory. Numerous other studies all back taking short naps during the day not as a way to slack off, but maintain alertness and productivity...
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REM Sleep Cells Linked To Brain Disorders

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Dreams and Brain Disease: REM Sleep Cells Linked to Disorders

Researchers now say they know: A specific group of cells in the brain stem is responsible for controlling dreaming sleep, also called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, a new study says. The study also showed that damage to those cells could lead to a sleeping disorder called REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), which makes a person act out violent dreams. The findings have far broader implications than pinpointing the neurological source of dreams, though, said the study's principal investigator, John P...
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Why We Study Sleep

This post is adapted from a speech delivered at a Fireside Chat between Arianna Huffington and Andre Iguodala on April 11, 2016 at Stanford University. You can watch the event here. Before introducing our famous guests, as director of the Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, I have been asked to introduce the topic of sleep and sleep disorders and why we should bother to study sleep. This is not difficult for me as sleep is my passion. The first reason for studying sleep is simply that sleep ...
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Rapid eye movements in sleep reset dream 'snapshots'

Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, the period in which we experience vivid dreams, was discovered by scientists in the 1950s. A new study based on rare neuronal data offers the first scientific evidence of the link between rapid eye movement, dream images, and accelerated brain activity.
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