Declarative Memory: Sleep Protects New Memories from Interference

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Interference is one of the most fundamental phenomena in memory research: acquiring new memories causes forgetting of other, related memories. A new study shows that sleep, interposed between learning episodes, can mitigate the extent to which new (post-sleep) learning interferes with recall of previously acquired knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R596-R597
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 8 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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