Sleep, consolidation, and semantic memory

Type: 
Colloquium
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Oktober 6 u. 7
Room: 
101
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Sleep is important for the construction of semantic knowledge frameworks through consolidation of episodic memories, extraction of statistical regularities, and integration of incoming information with pre-existing schemas.  This talk will discuss evidence supporting these ideas, as well as the processes during sleep are thought to lead to such abstraction.