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ERIC Number: EJ1142316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Sleep Supports Inhibitory Operant Conditioning Memory in "Aplysia"
Vorster, Albrecht P. A.; Born, Jan
Learning & Memory, v24 n6 p252-256 Jun 2017
Sleep supports memory consolidation as shown in mammals and invertebrates such as bees and "Drosophila." Here, we show that sleep's memory function is preserved in "Aplysia californica" with an even simpler nervous system. Animals performed on an inhibitory conditioning task ("learning that a food is inedible") three times, at Training, Retrieval 1, and Retrieval 2, with 17-h intervals between tests. Compared with Wake animals, remaining awake between Training and Retrieval 1, Sleep animals with undisturbed post-training sleep, performed significantly better at Retrieval 1 and 2. Control experiments testing retrieval only after ~34 h, confirmed the consolidating effect of sleep occurring within 17 h after training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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