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2021-11-22 5:55:51 PM  
This is very interesting but the mechanism itself is not exactly surprising.  It has been theorized that sleep, with all of its penalties including being arguably dangerous, is when our bodies do garbage-collection of some sort.  If it turns out that flaws in the way our brains evolved lead to protein buildup, and sleep allows for a process where the body can try to remove these proteins, that would make a lot of sense.  It might also imply a correlation between developing disrupted sleep among the youngish and a later progression into these brain diseases.
2021-11-22 8:58:26 PM  
Explains my dirty mind... I don't sleep for days at a time.
2021-11-22 9:01:35 PM  
That's farking awesome.
Imaging like that is what will unlock the true structure of the brain.
2021-11-22 9:25:59 PM  
"Did someone say BRAINS!?"

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/ C'mon man, share some cerebellum.
2021-11-23 12:31:26 AM  
Are they Abby Normal?
2021-11-23 12:34:19 AM  
I had an MRI a little while ago, and yeah, not really a conducive environment for a nap.

Nothwithstanding that I went there at 3:00 in the morning, and really just wanted a nap.

An MRI is like a really loud electronic dance music concert. It's got a great beat, but you can't dance to it.
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