Monday, March 28, 2011

More On Why We Need Sleep

"The findings build upon previous research by Walker and his team that shows sleep deprivation shuts down the brain's key planning and decision-making regions -- namely the prefrontal cortex -- while activating more primal neural functions such as the fight-or-flight reflex in the amygdala region of the brain."

If you've ever tried to make a complicated decision on no sleep, this is no surprise.


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