Dissociable stages of human memory consolidation and reconsolidation
The unique contributions of wake and sleep in the development of different forms of consolidation are described, and it is shown that waking reactivation can turn a previously consolidated memory back into a labile state requiring subsequent reconsolidation.
Practice with Sleep Makes Perfect Sleep-Dependent Motor Skill Learning
REM sleep and dreaming: towards a theory of protoconsciousness
- J. Hobson
- Psychology, BiologyNature Reviews Neuroscience
- 1 November 2009
The theory advanced here emphasizes data that suggest that REM sleep may constitute a protoconscious state, providing a virtual reality model of the world that is of functional use to the development and maintenance of waking consciousness.
The Neurobiology of Sleep: Genetics, cellular physiology and subcortical networks
To appreciate the neural underpinnings of sleep, it is important to view this universal mammalian behaviour at multiple levels of its biological organization. Molecularly, the circadian rhythm of…
Visual discrimination learning requires sleep after training
Findings that subjects show no improvement when retested the same day as training demonstrates that sleep within 30 hours of training is absolutely required for improved performance.
The Dreaming Brain
- J. Hobson
- Psychology, Biology
This book discusses a Brain-Based Approach to Dreaming Early Dream Science, the Functions of REM Sleep and Dreaming, and the Interpretation of Dream Form.
Sleep cycle oscillation: reciprocal discharge by two brainstem neuronal groups.
During the sleep cycle in cats, neurons localized to the posterolateral pole of the nucleus locus coeruleus and the nucleus subcoeruleus undergo discharge rate changes that are the opposite of those…
Lonely traits and concomitant physiological processes: the MacArthur social neuroscience studies.
The cognitive neuroscience of sleep: neuronal systems, consciousness and learning
This work discusses neuronal-network and regional forebrain activity during sleep, and its consequences for consciousness and cognition, and indicates possible roles for sleep in neuroplasticity.
Visual Discrimination Task Improvement: A Multi-Step Process Occurring During Sleep
- R. Stickgold, Dana Whidbee, B. Schirmer, Vipul Patel, J. Hobson
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
- 1 March 2000
The results suggest that, in the case of this visual discrimination task, both SWS and REM are required to consolidate experience-dependent neuronal changes into a form that supports improved task performance.