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REM sleep deprivation: The wrong paradigm leading to wrong conclusions

  • Jan Born (a1) and Steffen Gais (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 2000

There are obvious flaws in REM sleep suppression paradigms that do not allow any conclusion to be drawn either pro or contra the REM sleep-memory hypothesis. However, less intrusive investigations of REM sleep suggest that this sleep stage or its adjunct neuroendocrine characteristics exert a facilitating influence on certain aspects of ongoing memory formation during sleep.

[Nielsen; Vertes & Eastman]

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