Memory Consolidation in Sleep Dream or Reality

@article{Vertes2004MemoryCI,
  title={Memory Consolidation in Sleep Dream or Reality},
  author={Robert P. Vertes},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2004},
  volume={44},
  pages={135-148}
}
  • R. Vertes
  • Published 30 September 2004
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Neuron
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