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Off-Line Reprocessing of Recent Memory and its Role in Memory Consolidation: A Progress Report

B. L. McNaughton, C. A. Barnes, F. P. Battaglia, M. R. Bower, S. L. Cowen, A. D. Ekstrom, J. L. Gerrard, K. L. Hoffman, F. P. Houston, Y. Karten, P. Lipa, C. M. A. Pennartz and G. R. Sutherland

in Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780198574002
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191724145 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.003.0013
 Off-Line Reprocessing of Recent Memory and its Role in Memory Consolidation: A Progress Report

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This chapter reviews the theoretical considerations for why the brain might require an active reprocessing of memories during periods when it is relatively ‘disconnected’ from external input. It summarizes the current understanding of the phenomenon based on neurophysiological investigations in animals.

Keywords: memory trace reactivation; brain; hippocampus; offline processing

Chapter.  8945 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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