Sleep, Memory, and the Hippocampus

Ariane Foret, Laura Mascetti, Caroline Kussé, Mathieu Jaspar, Vincenzo Muto, Anahita Shaffii-Le Bourdiec, Luca Matarazzo and Pierre Maquet

in The Clinical Neurobiology of the Hippocampus

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199592388
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949922 | DOI:
Sleep, Memory, and the Hippocampus

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Memory consolidation unfolds across time intervals that span periods of wakefulness and sleep. It is not surprising that both states of vigilance influence memory consolidation. The respective role of neural mechanisms taking place during wakefulness and during sleep is being characterized but our understanding of memory consolidation mechanisms remains fragmentary. Future research should strive to develop an integrated view of offline memory processing, explaining behaviour in terms of its underlying neural and molecular mechanisms.

Keywords: hippocampus; sleep; memory; consolidation; neuroimaging

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Subjects: Neuroscience

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