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Sleep and Brain Plasticity$
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Pierre Maquet, Carlyle Smith, and Robert Stickgold

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198574002

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.001.0001

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

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

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(p.225) Chapter 12 Off-Line Reprocessing of Recent Memory and its Role in Memory Consolidation: A Progress Report
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Sleep and Brain Plasticity
Author(s):

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

G. R. Sutherland

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.003.0013

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

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