(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from Australia’s Monash University in Melbourne have found out why people forget their dreams. Zhuan “Popular Mechanics,” tells about the research results.
A person spends a third of his life in a state of sleep, but he almost never remembers what he dreamed. This is due to the peculiarities of the work of the brain associated with the processes of falling asleep and waking up. Different areas of the human brain do not fall asleep at the same time but in turn. The hippocampus is the last to go to rest. He also “wakes up” later than everyone else. It is this part of the brain that is responsible for transferring information from short-term memory to long-term memory. Accordingly, in the morning a certain “window” is formed in the memory: information about dreams is in short-term memory, but the “sleeping” hippocampus cannot transfer it to long-term memory.
In this case, the hippocampus is able to wake up for a short time and in the middle of the night, which is also associated with the transfer of information into long-term memory. However, this mechanism is still poorly understood. It is assumed that sleepy forgetfulness is associated with the specificity of the work of neurotransmitters. However, these studies are still ahead.
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