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
"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.
Slow-wave sleep is the stage of deep sleep that is necessary for memory consolidation
and for waking up refreshed.
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.
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