Emotional Memory: Selective Enhancement by Sleep

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  • Authors:
  • Philip Holland
  • Penelope A Lewis


Never go to sleep on an argument: an old wives' tale or a scientifically proven technique for controlling the memories you store? Recent findings show that sleep selectively enhances emotional memories, creating a long-lasting and potentially traumatic representation of distressing experiences. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R179-R181
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2007