Brain School: What's going on inside your brain when you're dreaming?
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Join us on March 13, 2023 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute from 5 to 7:30PM for Brain School: The Electric Brain.
Hey, it's almost time for brain School to frail and Biomedical Research Institute. What do you want to know about the brain? What's going on inside your brain when you're dreaming? Hey, great question. Let's ask a brain expert. During REM sleep. Our brain activity looks a lot like when we're awake. And so just have called it paradoxical sleep because it looks like we're awake. And in fact, during REM sleep, the brain activity as, as hi or it's sometimes higher than when we're awake and run sleep has got to have a lot of functions. It's postulated to be important for emotion processing emotional memories, which may not surprise you because your dreams are probably very emotional. And it's also thought to be important for when you learn novel motor tasks. So e.g. the first time you learn to play tennis or First-time he jumped on trampoline. It's that REM sleep is important for learning those kinds of motor tasks.