Tedtalk – Hacking Your Memory With Sleep

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Dr. Matt Walker

Matt Walker, a sleep scientist with a Ph.D. from the Medical Council in London, UK, studies to understand why we sleep and how it connects to aspects of our lives. With ten TedTalks and appearances on accredited radio and television programs, Walker spreads awareness of how sleep links to better memory, improved immunity, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

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About Dr. Mark Walker

Education: Dr. Walker earned his degree in neuroscience from Nottingham University, UK, and his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the Medical Research Council, London, UK. He subsequently became a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, USA. 

Currently, he is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science


Dr. Walker is the author of the International Bestseller, Why We Sleep. It has a singular goal: to reunite humanity with sleep.

The book provides a complete description of, and prescription for, sleep. It answers critical questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during dreaming? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep pills affect us and can they do long-term damage?


Why We Like This Video:

Matt Walker, sleep scientist, professor, founder of Sleep Diplomat, and author breaks down why the brain needs sleep for both before and after learning. Proven through a scientific research study, Walker explains that during sleep our brain begins to replay, and why sleep is critical for this action. Put into his own words we need to “sleep on a problem.”

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