The Sleeping Brain's Influence on Verbal Memory: Boosting Resistance to Interference

@article{Ellenbogen2009TheSB,
  title={The Sleeping Brain's Influence on Verbal Memory: Boosting Resistance to Interference},
  author={Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen and Justin C. Hulbert and Ying Jiang and Robert Stickgold},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={605 - 612}
}
Memories evolve. After learning something new, the brain initiates a complex set of post-learning processing that facilitates recall (i.e., consolidation). Evidence points to sleep as one of the determinants of that change. But whenever a behavioral study of episodic memory shows a benefit of sleep, critics assert that sleep only leads to a temporary shelter from the damaging effects of interference that would otherwise accrue during wakefulness. To evaluate the potentially active role of sleep… CONTINUE READING

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