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The memory function of sleep
Sleep has been identified as a state that optimizes the consolidation of newly acquired information in memory, depending on the specific conditions of learning and the timing of sleep, through specific patterns of neuromodulatory activity and electric field potential oscillations. Expand
About sleep's role in memory.
This review aims to comprehensively cover the field of "sleep and memory" research by providing a historical perspective on concepts and a discussion of more recent key findings. Expand
Sniffing neuropeptides: a transnasal approach to the human brain
Three peptides were administered intranasally and found that they achieved direct access to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within 30 minutes, bypassing the bloodstream. Expand
Effects of Early and Late Nocturnal Sleep on Declarative and Procedural Memory
  • W. Plihal, J. Born
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 1 July 1997
The experiments for the first time dissociate specific effects of early and late sleep on two principal types of memory, declarative and procedural, in humans, and the benefit from sleep on recall depended on the phase of sleep and on the type of memory. Expand
Boosting slow oscillations during sleep potentiates memory
It is shown that inducing slow oscillation-like potential fields by transcranial application of oscillating potentials during early nocturnal non-rapid-eye-movement sleep, enhances the retention of hippocampus-dependent declarative memories in healthy humans. Expand
Learning-Dependent Increases in Sleep Spindle Density
Results indicate that spindle activity during non-REM sleep is sensitive to previous learning experience, and spindle density was correlated to recall performance both before and after sleep. Expand
Odor Cues During Slow-Wave Sleep Prompt Declarative Memory Consolidation
It is shown that reactivation indeed causes memory consolidation during sleep, and functional magnetic resonance imaging revealed significant hippocampal activation in response to odor re-exposure during SWS. Expand
Sleep forms memory for finger skills
The effect of sleep after learning proved to be stable when retesting was postponed for another night, to exclude effects of sleep loss and to assure that all subjects had sufficient sleep before retrieval testing. Expand
Grouping of Spindle Activity during Slow Oscillations in Human Non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep
These results provide the first evidence in humans of grouping of spindle and beta activity duringslow oscillations and support the concept that phases of cortical depolarization during slow oscillations, reflected by surface-positive (depth-negative) field potentials, drive the thalamocortical spindle activity. Expand
The selfish brain: competition for energy resources
A new paradigm for the regulation of energy supply within the organism is presented and a newly discovered 'principle of balance' of how pairs of high and low-affinity receptors can originate setpoints in biological systems is included. Expand