A lack of sleep may cause you to develop memories of events that never actually happened, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.
Stephen Frenda, who helped lead the study, explains he wanted to look specifically at how sleep loss affects people’s recollections of detailed events. The experiment involved 104 people who were asked to look at pictures of a crime scene. One group was allowed to go to sleep; the other group had to stay awake all night in the lab.
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