Formation and suppression of acoustic memories during human sleep

@inproceedings{Andrillon2017FormationAS,
  title={Formation and suppression of acoustic memories during human sleep},
  author={Thomas Andrillon and Daniel Pressnitzer and D. Leger and Sid Kouider},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
  year={2017}
}
Sleep and memory are deeply related, but the nature of the neuroplastic processes induced by sleep remains unclear. Here, we report that memory traces can be both formed or suppressed during sleep, depending on sleep phase. We played samples of acoustic noise to sleeping human listeners. Repeated exposure to a novel noise during Rapid Eye Movements (REM) or… CONTINUE READING