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Neuron. 2013 May 8;78(3):413-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.04.032.

Reinforcing rhythms in the sleeping brain with a computerized metronome.

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Department of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.


Sleep has many inherent benefits, including an important role in memory consolidation. In this issue of Neuron, Ngo et al. (2013b) demonstrate that appropriately timed sounds delivered during sleep can invigorate electrophysiological oscillations conducive to memory stabilization.

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