Visual Discrimination Task Improvement: A Multi-Step Process Occurring During Sleep

  title={Visual Discrimination Task Improvement: A Multi-Step Process Occurring During Sleep},
  author={R. Stickgold and Dana Whidbee and B. Schirmer and V. Patel and J. Hobson},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  • R. Stickgold, Dana Whidbee, +2 authors J. Hobson
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Performance on a visual discrimination task shows longterm improvement after a single training session. When tested within 24 hr of training, improvement, was not observed unless subjects obtained at least 6 hr of postraining sleep prior to retesting, in which case improvement was proportional to the amount of sleep in excess of 6 hr. For subjects averaging 8 hr of sleep, overnight improvement was proportional to the amount of slow wave sleep (SWS) in the first quarter of the night, as well as… CONTINUE READING
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