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Sleep tight, wake up bright

Sleep consolidates memory. By cuing specific memories during sleep, a study now links this consolidation of memory to the replay of neuronal ensemble activity that occurs in the hippocampus during slow-wave sleep after learning.

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Figure 1: The Bendor and Wilson6 study.

Róbert Kelemen and Marina Corral

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Kelemen, E., Born, J. Sleep tight, wake up bright. Nat Neurosci 15, 1327–1329 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3227

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