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A study links transient activation of the brain's reward system during a novel experience to frequent reactivation of memory traces during sleep and shows that artificial activation of the reward circuit can strengthen memories.

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  1. Laura A. Ewell and Stefan Leutgeb are in the Neurobiology Section and Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

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  2. Stefan Leutgeb is at the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.

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