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Deep Sleep Gives Your Brain a Deep Clean

Simon Makin Scientific American
New findings about sleep have implications for understanding the relations between sleep disturbance and psychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions, and may even point to new approaches to diagnosis and treatment

Friday Nite Videos | September 22, 2017

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Back in Black - Republicans Don't Know What Insurance Is. Hard Hat Stuns Audience With His Piano Skills. You Don’t Need a Brain to Sleep -- Just Ask Jellyfish. No Irish Need Apply | Documentary. Who Belongs in a City? | OluTimehin Adegbeye.

What You Can Learn From Hunter-Gatherers' Sleeping Patterns

Ed Yong The Atlantic
A new study has shown that people who live traditional lifestyles in Namibia, Tanzania, and Bolivia don’t fit with any of the common notions about pre-industrial dozing. “People like to complain that modern life is ruining sleep, but they’re just saying: Kids today!” Much like the Paleo diet, these ideas are based on unsubstantiated assumptions about how humans used to live.

Friday Nite Videos -- November 21, 2014

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President Obama: Fixing Immigration. The Browning of America. The Case for Napping at Work. Cuban Music in the Streets. Documentary: The Other Side of Immigration.

Friday Nite Videos -- July 25, 2014

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Quantum Entanglement: A Poem. Why Do We Sleep? Buffy Sainte-Marie - The Universal Soldier. Meet Jibo, a Social Robot for the Home. Immigrant America: The Worst Job In New York.

Russell Foster: Why Do We Sleep?

Russell Foster studies the sleep cycles of the brain. What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do one-third of our lives. Foster shares popular theories about sleep, busts some myths and hints at some bold new uses of sleep.

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