The case against memory consolidation in REM sleep

@article{Vertes2000TheCA,
  title={The case against memory consolidation in REM sleep},
  author={Robert P. Vertes and Kathleen E. Eastman},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={867 - 876}
}
We present evidence disputing the hypothesis that memories are processed or consolidated in REM sleep. A review of REM deprivation (REMD) studies in animals shows these reports to be about equally divided in showing that REMD does, or does not, disrupt learning/memory. The studies supporting a relationship between REM sleep and memory have been strongly criticized for the confounding effects of very stressful REM deprivation techniques. The three major classes of antidepressant drugs, monoamine… 
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