Washington D.C, Nov. 7 -- : A new study conducted by Neuroscientists has identified a mechanism that may help build memories during deep sleep.

This study centred on the role of the nucleus reuniens, an area that connects two other brain structures involved in creating memories -- the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus -- and may coordinate their activity during slow-wave sleep.

"Slow-waves during sleep benefit our memories for personal experiences, likely due to coordinated activity in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus," explained Brandon Hauer, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science and lead author on the study.

"We found that the nucleus reuniens is responsible for coordinating synchronous, slow-waves between these two struc...