Daily Archives: 9th November, 2010

NovemberĀ Impressions

And now to something completely different – some pictures taken this month… We do not have the snow yet (the first is just to come) but everything is slowly preparing to sleep.

Despite my beautiful orchids.


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Daytime Napping Improves Memory | Brain Blogger

Very good article with references to some papers on the subject.

On aside note: I noticed myself that a short (up top 30 min.) nap speeds up learning and, well, is very refreshing! šŸ™‚

Napping sounds like just the thing for babies and elderly, but even healthy adults can rely on a daytime snooze to improve their mood, alertness, and memory. Napping has been shown to enhance memory performance and counteract the effects of fatigue. Firefighters, doctors, astronauts, pilots and other professions that handle complicated procedures for long hours are often advised to take a nap during rest time. While many studies support the notion that napping strengthens existing memory, a recent study suggests that napping also reorganizes memory and links information together to form memory networks for easy retrieval at a later time.

Read more here:Ā Daytime Napping Improves Memory | Brain Blogger.