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Sleep preserves original and distorted memory traces (2017)
Journal Article
Cairney, S. A., Lindsay, S., Paller, K. A., & Gaskell, M. G. (2018). Sleep preserves original and distorted memory traces. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 99, 39-44. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2017.10.005

Retrieval facilitates the long-term retention of memories, but may also enable stored representations to be updated with new information that is available at the time of retrieval. However, if information integrated during retrieval is erroneous, fut... Read More

Mechanisms of memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep : memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep (2017)
Journal Article
Cairney, S. A., Sobczak, J. M., Lindsay, S., & Gaskell, M. G. (2017). Mechanisms of memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep : memory retrieval in slow-wave sleep. SLEEP, 40(9), doi:10.1093/sleep/zsx114

Study Objectives: Memories are strengthened during sleep. The benefits of sleep for memory can be enhanced by re-exposing the sleeping brain to auditory cues; a technique known as targeted memory reactivation (TMR). Prior studies have not assessed th... Read More