Artificial neural networks learn better when they spend time not learning at all


The University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s Maxim Bazhenov, PhD, professor of medicine and a sleep researcher, said, “The brain is quite busy when we sleep, repeating what we have learnt during the day.” Sleep aids in memory reorganisation and delivers memories in their most effective form.

Bazhenov and colleagues have described how sleep strengthens rational memory, the capacity to retain arbitrary or indirect relationships between objects, persons, or events, and guards against forgetting past memories in earlier published work.

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