The effect of sleep before or after learning on memory.

  title={The effect of sleep before or after learning on memory.},
  author={Andrew Grosvenor and Leon C. Lack},
  volume={7 2},
Early studies in which it was found that learning followed by sleep was better remembered than learning followed by wakefulness were interpreted as giving support for the Interference Theory of Forgetting. More recent studies have shown better retention over the first half of the night's sleep (slow-wave sleep) than over the second half (REM sleep), and conclusions have been drawn that a Decay Theory of Forgetting is more strongly supported. Those studies, however, confounded the type of sleep… CONTINUE READING
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