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Sleep. 2005 Oct;28(10):1228-9; discussion 1230-3.

Time for the sleep community to take a critical look at the purported role of sleep in memory processing.

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  • 1Center for Complex Systems and Brains Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 33431, USA.

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  • Sleep. 2005 Dec 1;28(12):1495.


We have previously presented a wealth of data refuting the proposal that memories are processed or consolidated in sleep. Our objections have been largely ignored, creating the impression that the hypothesized role for sleep in memory processing is an established fact rather than a highly controversial and unresolved issue. We briefly review the main arguments against a role for sleep in learning/memory.

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