Strengthening Individual Memories by Reactivating Them During Sleep

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Science  20 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5956, pp. 1079
DOI: 10.1126/science.1179013

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While asleep, people heard sounds that had earlier been associated with objects at specific spatial locations. Upon waking, they recalled these locations more accurately than other locations for which no reminder cues were provided. Consolidation thus operates during sleep with high specificity and is subject to systematic influences through simple auditory stimulation.

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