Sleep not just protects memories against forgetting, it also makes them more accessible.

@article{Dumay2016SleepNJ,
  title={Sleep not just protects memories against forgetting, it also makes them more accessible.},
  author={Nicolas Dumay},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={289-96}
}
Two published datasets (Dumay & Gaskell, 2007, Psychological Science; Tamminen, Payne, Stickgold, Wamsley, & Gaskell, 2010, Journal of Neuroscience) showing a positive influence of sleep on declarative memory were re-analyzed, focusing on the "fate" of each item at the 0-h test and 12-h retest. In particular, I looked at which items were retrieved at test… CONTINUE READING