Learning-Dependent Increases in Sleep Spindle Density

@article{Gais2002LearningDependentII,
  title={Learning-Dependent Increases in Sleep Spindle Density},
  author={Steffen Gais and Matthias M{\"o}lle and Kay Helms and Jan Born},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22},
  pages={6830 - 6834}
}
Declarative memory consolidation is enhanced by sleep. In the investigation of underlying mechanisms, mainly rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and slow-wave sleep have been considered. More recently, sleep stage 2 with sleep spindles as a most prominent feature has received increasing attention. Specifically, in rats hippocampal ripples were found to occur in temporal proximity to cortical sleep spindles, indicating an information transfer between the hippocampus and neocortex, which is supposed… 

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