Declarative memory consolidation: mechanisms acting during human sleep.

@article{Gais2004DeclarativeMC,
  title={Declarative memory consolidation: mechanisms acting during human sleep.},
  author={Steffen Gais and Jan Born},
  journal={Learning \& memory},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={
          679-85
        }
}
  • S. Gais, J. Born
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Learning & memory
Of late, an increasing number of studies have shown a strong relationship between sleep and memory. Here we summarize a series of our own studies in humans supporting a beneficial influence of slow-wave sleep (SWS) on declarative memory formation, and try to identify some mechanisms that might underlie this influence. Specifically, these experiments show that declarative memory benefits mainly from sleep periods dominated by SWS, whereas there is no consistent benefit of this memory from… 

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