“Whoever sleeps well, learns better.” Michael Hahn and Kerstin Hödlmoser found in a 8-year comparison that a very specific brain flow pattern (sleep spindle) plays a key role in the development of sleep-dependent memory consolidation.
Hahn, M., Joechner, A., Roell, J., Schabus, M., Heib, D.P.J., Gruber, G., Peigneux, P. Hödlmoser, K. (2018). Developmental Changes of Sleep Spindles and their Impact on Sleep-Dependant Memory Consolidation and General Cognitive Abilities. Developmental Science. [Download article]