Consolidating learning after training

An interesting paper that describes a brain-scanning study investigating processing of recent learning . Other "studies have reported the reactivation of learning-related cerebral activity during post-training sleep, suggesting that sleep plays a role in the offline processing and consolidation of memory". This paper finds that extensive processing occurs straight after training, even while engaged in other tasks. So, no need for that post-training nap!

It is great to see this kind of in-depth scientific work available as open access. Although the format of the paper is slightly unconventional, additional tools (like links to citing articles) are also provided courtesy of PLoS (Public Library of Science).


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