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In this informative essay, which two supporting details best support the author's main idea that memory is stored during
REM sleep?
Select the correct text in the passage.
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REM sleep is the part of the sleep cycle in which dreaming occurs, memory is stored, and the brain and body are
revitalized. When REM sleep begins, Signals move to and from different regions of the brain. Some signals are sent
to the brain's cerebral cortex, which is responsible for learning, thinking, and organizing information. Signals are
also sent to the spinal cord to shut off movement, which produces a temporary paralysis in the arms and legs. This
paralysis creates an opportunity for true rest to take place in the body. The regions of the brain that are stimulated
during REM sleep are responsible for learning. When individuals lack REM sleep, they're more likely to forget
information that they've learned prior to going to sleep. A lack of REM sleep
also has been linked to health
conditions, including migraines and mood disorders.

2 Answer

  • Answer:

    Some signals are sent to the brain’s cerebral cortex, which is responsible for learning, thinking, and organizing information.

    When individuals lack REM sleep, they’re more likely to forget information that they’ve learned prior to going to sleep.

  • Answer:

    1. Some signals are sent to the brain’s cerebral cortex, which is responsible for learning, thinking, and organizing information.

    2. When individuals lack REM sleep, they’re more likely to forget information that they’ve learned prior to going to sleep

    Explanation:

    Writers use supporting details to further elaborate on their main ideas. In the paragraph, the author provides details such as the cerebral cortex’s role in analyzing information and that people tend to forget information if they don’t get enough REM sleep. These supporting details help to further the writer’s main idea that REM sleep is the time in the sleep cycle when memory is stored.

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