Solomonova et al (2017): Sleep-dependent consolidation of face recognition and its relationship to REM sleep duration, REM density and Stage 2 sleep spindles

New paper from the Dream and Nightmare Lab…

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Source: Sleep-dependent consolidation of face recognition and its relationship to REM sleep duration, REM density and Stage 2 sleep spindles

SUMMARY
Face recognition is a highly specialized capability that has implicit and
explicit memory components. Studies show that learning tasks with facial
components are dependent on rapid eye movement and non-rapid eye
movement sleep features, including rapid eye movement sleep density
and fast sleep spindles. This study aimed to investigate the relationship
between sleep-dependent consolidation of memory for faces and partial
rapid eye movement sleep deprivation, rapid eye movement density, and
fast and slow non-rapid eye movement sleep spindles. Fourteen healthy
participants spent 1 night each in the laboratory. Prior to bed they
completed a virtual reality task in which they interacted with computergenerated
characters. Half of the participants (REMD group) underwent
a partial rapid eye movement sleep deprivation protocol and half (CTL
group) had a normal amount of rapid…

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About Tore Nielsen

Researcher at University of Montreal and Director of Dream & Nightmare Laboratory
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