About sleep's role in memory.

@article{Rasch2013AboutSR,
  title={About sleep's role in memory.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Rasch and Jan Born},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={
          681-766
        }
}
  • B. Rasch, J. Born
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Physiological reviews
Over more than a century of research has established the fact that sleep benefits the retention of memory. In this review we aim 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. Whereas initial theories posed a passive role for sleep enhancing memories by protecting them from interfering stimuli, current theories highlight an active role for sleep in which memories undergo a process… 

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