Emotional Memory is remembered more after Sleep

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(Best Syndication News) - To memorize things better you should sleep to make your brain remember the information better as well as allowing you to come up with new creative ideas. Researchers from University of Notre Dame and Boston College discuss the importance sleep has with improving memory and creativity with an article that was published in the Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Jessica D. Payne of the University of Notre Dame, who co-authored the article with Elizabeth A. Kensinger of Boston College investigated how a person holds onto memories when sleeping. What they found was the person tended to hold onto the memory that had the most emotion attached to it.

They said that a person that would see a scene of a car accident and the wrecked vehicle would be remembered the next day while the background setting such as a tree would not be remembered. They say that it is particularly true after a night of sleep.

The researchers explain that are brains are active while we sleep and are busy organizing and picking which things to remember from the day. So getting sleep could help to concrete our memories and at the same time allow for more creative solutions. Surely, every student is wondering how to make the history lesson have an emotional attachment so that you can remember it the next day.

By: N Wilson

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