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Neuroscience: Sleep, memories, and the brain

Sleep consolidates newly acquired motor skills, leading to improvements in performance after sleep. A study now finds that similar performance improvements following sleep can rely on different neural mechanisms depending on the properties of the learning task.

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  1. Susanne Diekelmann is at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University Tübingen, Otfried-Müller-Straße 25, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.

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