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Sleep is our brain’s opportunity to recharge. So much of our cognitive, executive, and emotional functioning rests (no pun intended) on getting good sleep. One of the principal functions of sleep is to help our brains with memory consolidation – the process of transferring the things we recently learned into long-term memory.

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Some stress is good and necesssary for growth, as long as it is not traumatic or overwhelming, and it is important to have healthy, effective strategies for recovery after stressful times.

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Brains, like muscles, do not grow strong and resilient through constant, exhaustive effort, but rather through intermittent periods of manageable stress, and rest. The default mode network is all about connection: connection to other people, to our pasts and futures, and to ourselves.

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Fresh notebooks. New backpacks. Summer turning to autumn. A looming zombie apocalypse. Ahh…the start of school!

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Fresh notebooks. New backpacks. Summer turning to autumn. A looming zombie apocalypse. Ahh…back to school! With your kids just returned...

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The Nobel Pursuit of Circadian Rhythms I awoke with the sun on Monday morning, refreshed and aligned with the world. I was...

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A recent blog of mine focused on the Nobel Prize award in Physiology or Medicine 2017 to Hall, Rosbash, and Young “for their discoveries...