Study: Midnight Snacks May be Impair Memory


Los Angeles: Breakfast frequent late night kitchen raids, impaired memory and learning skills that may alter brain physiology.

Hippocampus region of the brain at the time reserved for sleep eating is controlled by a reduction in the types of learning and memory causes.

We regularly eat at the wrong time of day to take far-reaching implications for learning and memory that provided the first evidence.

The ability of mice to identify an object to be tested. Mice fed during their sleep time to remember the object was significantly reduced.

Long-term memory dramatically during a fear conditioning experiment, the less performance.

Long-term memory and a novel object recognition are governed by both the hippocampus.

Hippocampus memory and the ability to organize and store new memories with the senses and the ability to relate emotional experience plays an important role in.

Nerve impulses we repeat this experience, so one way to increase power.

When rats eating their usual sleep time of six hours a day instead of the middle of the window during a six-hour window was provided to the rats.

In both circadian clock genes and proteins involved in learning something called CREB (cAMP response element binding protein) are regulated by.

CREB has been less active, and memory decreases, and can play a role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

CREB activity of the hippocampus in rats at the wrong time during the day, the strongest effect was reduced.

circadian system, the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus located in the master pacemaker is unaffected.

The researchers memory loss in brain regions that are based on clocks (misalignment), leads to the desynchrony.

This confusion can affect the timing of food is important to understand, because modern programs around the clock can lead us to eat.

Food is available in the hippocampus and the molecular clock of mice can alter cognitive performance when simply adjusting the time.

Disrupted sleep patterns. The total time spent sleeping more than 24 hours was not changed, the amount of gold in the normal day / night difference lost.

Grabbing more short naps throughout the day and night sleep with the rats, was fragmented.