November 25, 2020

Complementary contributions of non-REM and REM sleep to visual learning

Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 20 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41593-020-0666-y

Tamaki et al. measured MRS changes in sleeping humans trained on a visual task. During NREM sleep, learning gains were associated with enhanced visual cortical plasticity that was also seen independent of learning. REM sleep stabilized plasticity only after pre-sleep learning.

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