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Sleep: hitting the reset button

Nature Neuroscience volume 11, pages 123124 (2008) | Download Citation

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Many aspects of sleep, including the how and why, are still mysterious, especially its relationship to learning and memory. A new study suggests that sleep may serve to reset synaptic potentiation, linking it to homeostatic plasticity.

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    • Leslie C Griffith
    •  & Michael Rosbash

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