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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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Figure 1: Consolidation of different motor skills during sleep.


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Diekelmann, S. Neuroscience: Sleep, memories, and the brain. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0124 (2017).

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