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Sleep Theories: Why do Humans Sleep?

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Connor has been chosen by his AP Psychology teacher to give a presentation of the modern theories of the necessity of sleep for humans to the class. Connor is nervous about this assignment​ but is determined to do his best. On the day of the presentation, Connor runs through his notes and is confident he has the necessary information. In his presentation on the theories of why humans sleep, Connor should make all of the following assertions EXCEPT

A

Sleep provides an opportunity for the brain to process and store memories.

B

Slow-wave sleep provides a psychological "release" for stressful waking experiences.

C

Sleep may have evolved as a way to protect human ancestors from potentially dangerous times.

D

Sleep gives the brain time to repair and strengthen neurons and neural networks.

E

Sleep encourages growth through hormones secreted during deep (stage 4) sleep.