Visual discrimination learning requires sleep after training

  title={Visual discrimination learning requires sleep after training},
  author={R. Stickgold and L. James and J. Hobson},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  • R. Stickgold, L. James, J. Hobson
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Neuroscience
  • Performance on a visual discrimination task showed maximal improvement 48–96 hours after initial training, even without intervening practice. When subjects were deprived of sleep for 30 hours after training and then tested after two full nights of recovery sleep, they showed no significant improvement, despite normal levels of alertness. Together with previous findings that subjects show no improvement when retested the same day as training, this demonstrates that sleep within 30 hours of… CONTINUE READING
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