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Psychology Department Colloquium

Monday, December 03, 2018,

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  • Location: Wilson Hall • 111 21St Ave S • Nashville, TN 37240
  • Room: 126

Ken Paller, PhD

Department of Psychology

Northwestern University

“Sleep’s Role in Determining Which Memories Endure”

Whereas memory research has mostly focused on input and output, intervening processing during the time between acquisition and retrieval is also relevant. A growing body of evidence implicates sleep in changing memory storage. In particular, subtle auditory stimulation has been used to selectively encourage memory reactivation during sleep, which thereby improves learning. Investigations of the neural mechanisms of memory processing during sleep may help us enhance the memory benefits of sleep in a variety of circumstances where learning is important.