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Composition and replay of mnemonic sequences: The contributions of REM and slow-wave sleep to episodic memory

  • Sen Cheng (a1) (a2) and Markus Werning (a2) (a3)

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We propose that rapid eye movement (REM) and slow-wave sleep contribute differently to the formation of episodic memories. REM sleep is important for building up invariant object representations that eventually recur to gamma-band oscillations in the neocortex. In contrast, slow-wave sleep is more directly involved in the consolidation of episodic memories through replay of sequential neural activity in hippocampal place cells.

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