Interfering with Theories of Sleep and Memory: Sleep, Declarative Memory, and Associative Interference

  title={Interfering with Theories of Sleep and Memory: Sleep, Declarative Memory, and Associative Interference},
  author={J. Ellenbogen and J. Hulbert and R. Stickgold and D. Dinges and S. Thompson-Schill},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • J. Ellenbogen, J. Hulbert, +2 authors S. Thompson-Schill
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Biology
  • Mounting behavioral evidence in humans supports the claim that sleep leads to improvements in recently acquired, nondeclarative memories. Examples include motor-sequence learning; visual-discrimination learning; and perceptual learning of a synthetic language. In contrast, there are limited human data supporting a benefit of sleep for declarative (hippocampus-mediated) memory in humans (for review, see). This is particularly surprising given that animal models (e.g.,) and neuroimaging studies… CONTINUE READING

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