The role of sleep in memory consolidation and brain plasticity: dream or reality?

@article{Frank2006TheRO,
  title={The role of sleep in memory consolidation and brain plasticity: dream or reality?},
  author={Marcos Gabriel Frank and Joel H Benington},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={477-88}
}
The notion that a good night of sleep improves memory is widely accepted by the general public. Among sleep scientists, however, the idea has been hotly debated for decades. In this review, the authors consider current evidence for and against the hypothesis that sleep facilitates memory consolidation and promotes plastic changes in the brain. They find that despite a steady accumulation of positive findings over the past decade, the precise role of sleep in memory and brain plasticity remains… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 8 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
41 Citations
67 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 41 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 67 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…