New Hypothesis Explains Why We Sleep: Scientific American, Tononi & Cirelli

See on Scoop.itNeurovium: Neuroscience at the intersection of Philosophy, Logic, Biology & Physics

During sleep, the brain weakens the connections among nerve cells, apparently conserving energy and, paradoxically, aiding memory

Nima Dehghani‘s insight:

I find Tononi’s argument interesting, but it misses certain aspects of biological computation.

Tononi’s talk at Allen Instittue:

http://youtu.be/HEbyITI13zg

See on www.scientificamerican.com

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