Relaxed Minds Remember Better

Want to improve your memory? Take a deep breath and relax. A new study suggests relaxed minds remember better. Reuters reports:

Synchronization in the brain is influenced by "theta waves" which are associated with relaxation, daydreaming and drowsiness, but also with learning and memory formation, the scientists explained in the study in the journal Nature.

While scientists already know that relaxed minds are better at receiving new information, this study pinpoints a mechanism by which relaxation neurons work together to improve memory.

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