COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Sleep on it: Consolidating implicit learning

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Science  29 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6238, pp. 985-986
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6238.985-g

A good night's sleep is one of the best ways to fix recently learned information into long-lasting memory. Recent evidence suggests that recent memories are reactivated during sleep and woven into existing representations of stored information. Hu et al. now demonstrate that triggering memory consolidation during sleep can help set into place recently learned anti-bias training (see the Perspective by Feld and Born). Changes in people's stereotypical attitudes toward race and gender were maintained for up to 1 week after training.

Science, this issue p. 1013; see also p. 971

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