Sleep-dependent memory consolidation.

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MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Stickgold, Robert
Year of Publication: 2005
Journal: Nature
Volume: 437
Issue: 7063
Pagination: 1272-8
Date Published: 2005 Oct 27
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1476-4687
Keywords: Animals, Cognition, Dreams, Hippocampus, Humans, Memory, sleep

The concept of 'sleeping on a problem' is familiar to most of us. But with myriad stages of sleep, forms of memory and processes of memory encoding and consolidation, sorting out how sleep contributes to memory has been anything but straightforward. Nevertheless, converging evidence, from the molecular to the phenomenological, leaves little doubt that offline memory reprocessing during sleep is an important component of how our memories are formed and ultimately shaped.

DOI: 10.1038/nature04286
Alternate Journal: Nature
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