The role of REM sleep in the processing of emotional memories: Evidence from behavior and event-related potentials

  title={The role of REM sleep in the processing of emotional memories: Evidence from behavior and event-related potentials},
  author={S. Groch and I. Wilhelm and S. Diekelmann and J. Born},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
  • S. Groch, I. Wilhelm, +1 author J. Born
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • Emotional memories are vividly remembered for the long-term. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep has been repeatedly proposed to support the superior retention of emotional memories. However, its exact contribution and, specifically, whether its effect is mainly on the consolidation of the contents or the processing of the affective component of emotional memories is not clear. Here, we investigated the effects of sleep rich in slow wave sleep (SWS) or REM sleep on the consolidation of emotional… CONTINUE READING
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