Cognitive benefits of sleep and their loss due to sleep deprivation

  title={Cognitive benefits of sleep and their loss due to sleep deprivation},
  author={Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen},
  pages={E25 - E27}
When Nobel laureate Otto Loewi discovered the chemical basis of neurotransmission in 1921, he attributed his experimental design to an insight he made during sleep.1 In recent years, scientific discoveries have begun to empirically validate the hypothetical role of sleep in cognitive processes such as insight formation and memory consolidation. Yet these new and important scientific findings—that sleep benefits cognition—have gained little attention in the debates over regulating resident work… 

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