The memory function of sleep

@article{Diekelmann2010TheMF,
  title={The memory function of sleep},
  author={Susanne Diekelmann and Jan Born},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={114-126}
}
Sleep has been identified as a state that optimizes the consolidation of newly acquired information in memory, depending on the specific conditions of learning and the timing of sleep. Consolidation during sleep promotes both quantitative and qualitative changes of memory representations. Through specific patterns of neuromodulatory activity and electric field potential oscillations, slow-wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep support system consolidation and synaptic consolidation… 
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