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An opportunistic theory of cellular and systems consolidation
 

Summary: An opportunistic theory of cellular
and systems consolidation
Sara C. Mednick1
, Denise J. Cai2
, Tristan Shuman3
,
Stephan Anagnostaras3
and John T. Wixted3
1
University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry 9116a, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
2
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Neurobiology, 695 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
3
University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychology, 9500 Gilman Drive #0109 La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Memories are often classified as hippocampus depen-
dent or independent, and sleep has been found to facili-
tate both, but in different ways. In this Opinion, we
explore the optimal neural state for cellular and systems
consolidation of hippocampus-dependent memories
that benefit from sleep. We suggest that these two kinds

  

Source: Anagnostaras, Stephan - Neurosciences Program & Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine