Overnight verbal memory retention correlates with the number of sleep spindles

@article{Clemens2005OvernightVM,
  title={Overnight verbal memory retention correlates with the number of sleep spindles},
  author={Zs{\'o}fia Clemens and D{\'a}niel Fab{\'o} and P{\'e}ter Hal{\'a}sz},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={132},
  pages={529-535}
}
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