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Continued: Poor sleep fuels memory problems as we age

  • Article by: BENEDICT CAREY , New York Times
  • Last update: February 10, 2013 - 9:39 PM

The findings don’t imply that medial prefrontal atrophy is the only age-related change causing memory problems, said Matthew Walker, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley and a co-author of the study.

“But these things are interrelated,” Walker said. “Essentially, with time, the less and less tissue you have in this prefrontal area, the less and less quality deep-wave sleep you get, the less and less you remember of content that you just learned.”

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