Sleep deprivation and daily torpor impair object recognition in Djungarian hamsters

@article{Palchykova2006SleepDA,
  title={Sleep deprivation and daily torpor impair object recognition in Djungarian hamsters},
  author={Svitlana Palchykova and Florence Crestani and Peter Meerlo and Irene Tobler},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={87},
  pages={144-153}
}
Sleep has been shown to play a facilitating role in memory consolidation, whereas sleep deprivation leads to performance impairment both in humans and rodents. The effects of 4-h sleep deprivation on recognition memory were investigated in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus). Because sleep during the first hours after daily torpor has many similarities to recovery from sleep deprivation, the effects of spontaneous torpor on object recognition were also assessed. A 4-h sleep deprivation… CONTINUE READING

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