Sara Mednick

A night spent dreaming can help clear our minds and process our experiences from the day before, according to a new study done at UC Irvine. “We have a bad experience on one day and then you go to sleep. The next day, you wake up, you feel better,” says UC Irvine [cognitive science] professor Sara Mednick, who worked on a study to see how dreams reflect how we process events. They had 125 women take emotional memory tests by showing them pictures – some negative, others neutral. And then they went to sleep.

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