publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Differential Effects of Non-REM and REM Sleep on Memory Consolidation?

Sandra Ackermann; Björn Rasch; Björn Rasch;
Open Access
  • Published: 07 Jan 2014 Journal: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, volume 14, issue 2, page 430
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Sleep benefitsmemory consolidation. Previous theoretical accounts have proposed a differential role of slowwave sleep (SWS) rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and stage N2 sleep for different types of memories. For example the dual process hypothesis proposes that SWS is beneficial for declarative memories whereas REMsleep is important for consolidation of non declarative procedural and emotional memories. In fact numerous recent studies do provide further support for the crucial role of SWS (or non REM sleep) in declarative memory consolidation. However recent evidence for the benefit of REM sleep for non declarative memories is rather scarce. In contrast several r...
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ACM Computing Classification System: Hardware_GENERAL
free text keywords: General Neuroscience, Clinical Neurology, Institute of Psychology, 150 Psychology, Memory consolidation, Childhood memory, Procedural memory, Neurology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Rapid eye movement sleep, Slow-wave sleep, Sleep Stages, Psychology, Consolidation (soil), Cognitive psychology
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