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Learning, Sleep, and Spotify w/ Dr. Elizabeth McDevitt and Dr. Ken Norman

A large glass, metal and stone building that features a marble like stone sign that reads "Princeton Neuroscience Institute". The lighting is dim and the sun is setting.
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Louisa Gheorghita / The Daily Princetonian

Sleep is an integral, yet often overlooked, part of a Princeton students daily schedule. But, what does our brain actually do when it’s asleep?


This is a research focus of Princeton Computational Memory Lab. Dr. Elizabeth McDevitt, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab, likes to picture sleep as the replaying of a playlist of memories and experiences that your brain builds throughout the day when you’re awake. 

Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond sat down with McDevitt and Dr. Ken Norman, chair of the psychology department. Listen in to hear more about their insights on the role of sleep and how it relates to how we learn, remember, and apply the things we experience and see everyday.


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