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Sleep Selectively Enhances Memory Expected to Be of Future Relevance
The brain encodes huge amounts of information, but only a small fraction is stored for a longer time. There is now compelling evidence that the long-term storage of memories preferentially occursExpand
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The whats and whens of sleep-dependent memory consolidation.
Sleep benefits memory consolidation. The reviewed studies indicate that this consolidating effect is not revealed under all circumstances but is linked to specific psychological conditions.Expand
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Sleep in children improves memory performance on declarative but not procedural tasks.
Sleep supports the consolidation of memory in adults. Childhood is a period hallmarked by huge demands of brain plasticity as well as great amounts of efficient sleep. Whether sleep supports memoryExpand
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System consolidation of memory during sleep
Over the past two decades, research has accumulated compelling evidence that sleep supports the formation of long-term memory. The standard two-stage memory model that has been originally elaboratedExpand
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The role of REM sleep in the processing of emotional memories: Evidence from behavior and event-related potentials
Emotional memories are vividly remembered for the long-term. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep has been repeatedly proposed to support the superior retention of emotional memories. However, its exactExpand
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The sleeping child outplays the adult's capacity to convert implicit into explicit knowledge
When sleep followed implicit training on a motor sequence, children showed greater gains in explicit sequence knowledge after sleep than adults. This greater explicit knowledge in children was linkedExpand
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Developmental Differences in Sleep's Role for Implicit Off-line Learning: Comparing Children with Adults
Sleep crucially contributes to the off-line consolidation of memories. Although this view was confirmed in numerous studies in adults, it is not known whether it can be generalized to sleep duringExpand
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Transcranial Oscillatory Direct Current Stimulation During Sleep Improves Declarative Memory Consolidation in Children With Attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder to a Level Comparable to Healthy
BACKGROUND Slow oscillations (<1 Hz) during slow wave sleep (SWS) promote the consolidation of declarative memory. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been shown toExpand
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Dissociating the contributions of slow-wave sleep and rapid eye movement sleep to emotional item and source memory
Sleep benefits the consolidation of emotional memories, and this influence is commonly attributed to the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. However, the contributions of sleep stages to memoryExpand
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Sleep-dependent consolidation of procedural motor memories in children and adults: the pre-sleep level of performance matters.
In striking contrast to adults, in children sleep following training a motor task did not induce the expected (offline) gain in motor skill performance in previous studies. Children normally performExpand
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