Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep
Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep
Scientists previously thought cortical neurons remained silent during delta waves, but new evidence from rats shows some cells fire in a pattern reflective of memorizing a task.
Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep
Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep

Scientists previously thought cortical neurons remained silent during delta waves, but new evidence from rats shows some cells fire in a pattern reflective of memorizing a task.

Scientists previously thought cortical neurons remained silent during delta waves, but new evidence from rats shows some cells fire in a pattern reflective of memorizing a task.

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