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Curr Biol. 2008 May 20;18(10):R423-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.03.022.

Sleep: the ebb and flow of memory consolidation.

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Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Center for Sleep and Cognition, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. rstickgold@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

A new study has shown that successful imprinting in domestic chicks depends on post-training sleep; individual neurons were found to enter, leave and then rejoin neural networks, and may constitute the memory trace of the imprinted stimulus.

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18492473
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10.1016/j.cub.2008.03.022
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