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REVIEW ARTICLE

Role of Sleep in Memory

Racheal Fernandes, Preeti Devnani

Keywords : Memory formation, Sleep deprivation and memory

Citation Information : Fernandes R, Devnani P. Role of Sleep in Memory. Indian Sleep Med 2017; 12 (2):12-14.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0003

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Sleep is essential to our survival. The various stages of sleep play a significant role in brain maturation. Memory is an important essential feature of the human brain. Memory is information that is encoded, retained, and recalled. This review summarizes various subtypes of memory and provides insight into the role of sleep in the formation of memory and the impact of sleep deprivation.


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