Sleep Waves

A long night’s sleep, in a bedroom perhaps very, very near…#sleep #brainwaves #starwars #neuroscience @Harvard @salkinstitute @UCSanDiego
“Princess Leia” brainwaves are tied to memory and sleep.

NeuroscienceNews.com image is adapted from the Salk Institute video

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