Thomas Andrillon and Sid Kouider, The Washington Post, September 17, 2014

The idea that during sleep our minds shut down from the outside world is ancient and one that is still deeply anchored in our view of sleep today. On the contrary, our brains can keep the gate slightly open. In research published in Current Biology, this article’s authors went one step further to show that complex stimuli can not only be processed while we sleep but that this information can be used to make decisions, similarly as when we’re awake. […read more]