A role for sleep in brain plasticity

@article{DangVu2006ARF,
  title={A role for sleep in brain plasticity},
  author={Thien Thanh Dang-Vu and Martin Desseilles and Philippe Peigneux and Pierre Maquet},
  journal={Pediatric Rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={118 - 98}
}
The idea that sleep might be involved in brain plasticity has been investigated for many years through a large number of animal and human studies, but evidence remains fragmentary. Large amounts of sleep in early life suggest that sleep may play a role in brain maturation. In particular, the influence of sleep in developing the visual system has been highlighted. The current data suggest that both Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and non-REM sleep states would be important for brain development. Such… 
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