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Stories by Giulio Tononi6 articles archived since 1845

New Hypothesis Explains Why We Sleep

New Hypothesis Explains Why We Sleep

During sleep, the brain weakens the connections among nerve cells, apparently conserving energy and, paradoxically, aiding memory

July 22, 2013 — Giulio Tononi and Chiara Cirelli

Are Sleepwalking Killers Conscious?

Some people commit violent acts while asleep. In seeking to understand their brain states, scientists and physicians are investigating the murky borders of consciousness

July 1, 2012 — Francesca Siclari, Giulio Tononi and Claudio Bassetti

A Test for Consciousness

How will we know when we've built a sentient computer? By making it solve a simple puzzle

June 1, 2011 — Christof Koch and Giulio Tononi

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