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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sounds during sleep aid memory
Rudoy et al. (PDF here) find that if, while asleep, people hear sounds that had earlier been associated with objects at specific spatial locations, upon waking they recalled these locations more accurately than other locations for which no reminder cues were provided. Consolidation thus operates during sleep with high specificity and is subject to systematic influences through simple auditory stimulation.
Posted by Deric Bownds at 4:35 AM
Blog Categories: memory/learning, sleep
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