Brain waves common during sleep also show up in awake sheep

If humans have similar ‘wake’ spindles, they may play a daytime role in holding onto memories


Sleeping sheep have brain bursts called spindles that, in people, are thought to help solidify memories. Spindles also flicker in the brains of awake sheep, a new study finds.

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