Memory consolidation during sleep: a neurophysiological perspective.

  title={Memory consolidation during sleep: a neurophysiological perspective.},
  author={Gy{\"o}rgy Buzs{\'a}ki},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  volume={7 Suppl 1},
In the awake brain, information about the external world reaches the hippocampus via the entorhinal cortex, whereas during sleep the direction of information flow is reversed: population bursts initiated in the hippocampus invade the neocortex. We suggest that neocortico-hippocampal transfer of information and the modification process in neocortical circuitries by the hippocampal output take place in a temporally discontinuous manner associated with theta/gamma oscillations. On the other hand… CONTINUE READING
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