memory consolidation


Also found in: Wikipedia.

memory consolidation

A process whereby a memory becomes increasingly resistant—due to physical and psychological changes—to interference from competing or disrupting factors with the passage of time, as the brain organises and restructures information that become a permanent part of memory.
References in periodicals archive ?
This isn't a healthy approach to sleep, however, which investigations have shown to be an active period during which restoration, processing and memory consolidation occur.
"After a few-weeks delay, normal mice actually performed better than they did right after training, because their brain had gone through a process of memory consolidation," explains AntEnio Pinto-Duarte, who is the lead author of the new paper.
They also are losing valuable hours of memory consolidation. That is a process in the brain during sleep that is key to learning.
The study also assessed memory consolidation by having the subjects study word pairs before going to bed.
(7) demonstrated that microinjections of VUF-8430 in the cerebellar vermis of mice impaired memory consolidation in two models of learning and emotional memory: the elevated plus maze (EPM), which is a model for assessing anxiety, and the IAT.
This research demonstrated that although new memories for individual items can be acquired rapidly, the process of discovering regularities across individual items to permit generalisation requires a period of overnight memory consolidation. The aim of the present research project is to discover whether sleep is the critical factor in the acquisition of general linguistic knowledge, and further, to describe the neural processes arising during sleep that facilitate this form of learning.
Slow-wave sleep is the stage of deep sleep that is necessary for memory consolidation and for waking up refreshed.
Naps allow for memory consolidation a process in which sleep reorganizes the storage of memories, and helps to retrieve information, Spencer says.
REM sleep, also known as paradoxical sleep, is the sleep state during which we have most of our dreams and is involved in the regulation of emotions and memory consolidation. REM sleep disturbances are common in mood disorders, such as depression.
ISLAMABAD -- New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that slow, repetitive movement improves sleep quality - and implicitly memory consolidation by modulating brain wave activity.
If sleep is cut short, the body is less efficient in performing vital processes including muscle repair, memory consolidation, and the release of hormones regulating growth and appetite.
Ref: 'Respiration modulates olfactory memory consolidation in humans'.