May 05 2012

The World Science Festival: "The Persistence of Memory"

A good night’s rest gives your brain the opportunity to prune away needless memories?

In this video conversation, Dr. Guilio Tononi examines the notion that we are our memories, whether we know it our not. His research presents a view of consciousness meant to explain how our awareness dissolves when we descend into a dreamless sleep and how it is reconstituted by our brain when we dream

Dr. Guilio Tononi holds the David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine and the Distinguished Chair in Consciousness Science at the University of Wisconsin.

 

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