Why do our memories fade with age? Sleep deprivation may hold the answer

Prefrontal cortex atrophy limits deep sleep needed for memory retention.

Why do our memories fade with age? Sleep deprivation may hold the answer

Science Recorder | Kramer Phillips | Monday, January 28, 2013

A new study has, for the first time, linked structural brain changes that occur naturally with age to sleep-related memory problems. The finding offers an explanation as to why our ability to learn new information declines as we get older, a fact scientists have known for decades but have never fully understood... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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