The REM Sleep-Memory Consolidation Hypothesis

@article{Siegel2001TheRS,
  title={The REM Sleep-Memory Consolidation Hypothesis},
  author={J. Siegel},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={294},
  pages={1058 - 1063}
}
  • J. Siegel
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • It has been hypothesized that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep has an important role in memory consolidation. The evidence for this hypothesis is reviewed and found to be weak and contradictory. Animal studies correlating changes in REM sleep parameters with learning have produced inconsistent results and are confounded by stress effects. Humans with pharmacological and brain lesion–induced suppression of REM sleep do not show memory deficits, and other human sleep-learning studies have not… CONTINUE READING
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