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One memory, two ways to consolidate?

Memories for motor skills become resistant to interference during wakefulness within a few hours. A new study shows that such stabilization occurs faster during sleep, possibly by activating a different type of consolidation.

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Figure 1: Two ways of consolidating memory of finger tapping skill.


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Diekelmann, S., Born, J. One memory, two ways to consolidate?. Nat Neurosci 10, 1085–1086 (2007).

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