The sleeping child outplays the adult's capacity to convert implicit into explicit knowledge

@article{Wilhelm2013TheSC,
  title={The sleeping child outplays the adult's capacity to convert implicit into explicit knowledge},
  author={Ines Wilhelm and Michael Rose and Kathrin I Imhof and Bj{\"o}rn Rasch and Christian B{\"u}chel and Jan Born},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={391-393}
}
When sleep followed implicit training on a motor sequence, children showed greater gains in explicit sequence knowledge after sleep than adults. This greater explicit knowledge in children was linked to their higher sleep slow-wave activity and to stronger hippocampal activation at explicit knowledge retrieval. Our data indicate the superiority of children in extracting invariant features from complex environments, possibly as a result of enhanced reprocessing of hippocampal memory… CONTINUE READING
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