Sex and modulatory menstrual cycle effects on sleep related memory consolidation

  title={Sex and modulatory menstrual cycle effects on sleep related memory consolidation},
  author={Lisa Genzel and T. Kiefer and L. Renner and Renate Wehrle and Michael Kluge and Michael Gr{\"o}zinger and Axel Steiger and Martin Dresler},
Impact of menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptives on sleep and overnight memory consolidation
It is found that memory performance improved overnight in all women and a positive correlation between endogenous progesterone level and fast spindle density in women during the luteal phase suggests that the use of OCs and the menstrual cycle phase affects sleep spindles.
Sex and Menstrual Phase Influences on Sleep and Memory
The evidence presented here is hoped to encourage researchers to develop appropriate paradigms to study the complex relationship between menstrual cycle, sleep (its regulation, architecture and electrophysiological hallmarks) and performance in memory and other cognitive tasks.
The effect of sex and menstrual phase on memory formation during a nap
Menstrual Cycle Modulates Motor Learning and Memory Consolidation in Humans
It is found not only poorer performance gain through initial ML but also lower final performance after overlearning a day and a week later in the luteal group than in the ovulation group, which could be explained by particular premenstrual syndrome symptoms.
Impact of sex steroids and reproductive stage on sleep-dependent memory consolidation in women
Diminished Nap Effects on Memory Consolidation Are Seen Under Oral Contraceptive Use
The present data showed a significant off-line enhancement in memory irrespective of potential beneficial effects of a nap, which may suggest that the use of OCs may enhance off- line memory consolidation in motor and verbal tasks per se.
Central Nervous Insulin Signaling in Sleep-Associated Memory Formation and Neuroendocrine Regulation
Results indicate that sleep-associated memory consolidation is not a primary mediator of insulin’s acute memory-improving effect, but that the peptide acts on mechanisms that diminish the subsequent encoding of novel information.
Mental Rotation: Effects of Gender, Training and Sleep Consolidation
Results provide first evidence that a night of sleep facilitates MR performance compared with spending a similar daytime interval, regardless gender of the participants.
Differential effect of an anticholinergic antidepressant on sleep-dependent memory consolidation.
The findings show that amitriptyline profoundly suppressed REM sleep and impaired perceptual skill learning, but not motor skill or declarative learning, and are the first to demonstrate that an antidepressant can affect procedural memory consolidation in healthy subjects.


Sleep spindles and their significance for declarative memory consolidation.
Results indicate that increased sleep stage 2 spindle activity is related to an increase in recall performance and, thus, may reflect memory consolidation in stage 2 sleep.
Variations in sex-related cognitive abilities across the menstrual cycle
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  • Psychology, Biology
    Brain and Cognition
  • 1990
Nap and melatonin‐induced changes in hippocampal activation and their role in verbal memory consolidation
Effects of melatonin are demonstrated that resemble those of sleep on verbal memory processing in the hippocampus thus suggesting that melatonin, like sleep, can initiate offline plastic changes underlying memory consolidation; they also suggest that concomitant rest without interferences is necessary for enhanced performance.
Implicit memory varies across the menstrual cycle: estrogen effects in young women
Learning-Dependent Increases in Sleep Spindle Density
Results indicate that spindle activity during non-REM sleep is sensitive to previous learning experience, and spindle density was correlated to recall performance both before and after sleep.
Learning and sleep: the sequential hypothesis.
In the rat, the main effect of learning on post-training SS consists in the selective increment in the average duration of SS episodes initiating different types of sleep sequences, and this effect in sleep sequences including transition sleep (TS), appears related to the processing of memories of the novel avoidance response.
Dissociable learning-dependent changes in REM and non-REM sleep in declarative and procedural memory systems
Sleep and the sleep electroencephalogram across the menstrual cycle in young healthy women.
The data show that in healthy young women, sleep spindle frequency activity varies in parallel with core body temperature, whereas homeostatic sleep regulatory mechanisms, as indexed by the time course of EEG slow wave activity are not substantially affected by the menstrual cycle.
Daytime naps improve procedural motor memory.