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Optimizing Methodology of Sleep and Memory Research in Humans

Jan Born
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Understanding the complex relationship between sleep and memory is a major challenge in neuroscience. Many studies on memory consolidation in humans suggest that sleep triggers offline memory processes, resulting in less forgetting of declarative memory and performance stabilization in non-declarative memory. However, issues related to non-optimal experimental designs, task characteristics and measurements, and inappropriate data analysis practices can significantly affect the interpretation of the effect of sleep on memory. In this article, we discuss these issues and suggest constructive solutions to address them. We believe that implementing these solutions in future sleep and memory research will significantly advance this field by improving the understanding of the specific role of sleep in memory consolidation.
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hal-04187452 , version 1 (24-08-2023)





Dezso Nemeth, Emilie Gerbier, Jan Born, Timothy Rickard, Susanne Diekelman, et al.. Optimizing Methodology of Sleep and Memory Research in Humans. 2023. ⟨hal-04187452⟩
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