Boosting Slow Oscillations during Sleep

Link – Boosting Slow Oscillations during Sleep to Improve Memory Function in Elderly People: A Review of the Literature. Abstract Sleep represents a crucial time window for the consolidation of memory traces. In this view, some brain rhythms play a pivotal role, first of all the sleep slow waves. In particular, the neocortical slow oscillations […]

No effect of targeted memory reactivation during sleep

Link – No effect of targeted memory reactivation during sleep on retention of vocabulary in adolescents. Abstract Re-exposure of newly acquired vocabulary during sleep improves later memory recall in healthy adults. The success of targeted memory reactivation (TMR) during sleep presumably depends on the presence of slow oscillations (i.e., EEG activity at a frequency of […]

Can Slow-Wave Sleep Enhancement Improve Memory?

Link – Can Slow-Wave Sleep Enhancement Improve Memory? A Review of Current Approaches and Cognitive Outcomes. Yale J Biol Med. 2019 Mar;92(1):63-80 Authors: Zhang Y, Gruber R Abstract Slow-wave sleep (SWS) is involved in the overnight consolidation of declarative memories. Recent efforts using auditory stimulation, slow-oscillatory transcranial direct current stimulation (so-tDCS), and pharmacological agents have […]

so-tDCS during slow wave sleep has no memory effects

Link – Slow oscillatory transcranial direct current stimulation (so-tDCS) during slow wave sleep has no effects on declarative memory in healthy young subjects. Brain Stimul. 2019 Feb 21;: Authors: Bueno-Lopez A, Eggert T, Dorn H, Danker-Hopfe H Abstract BACKGROUND: The manipulation of specific brain oscillations by applying transcranial electrical stimulation techniques in order to enhance […]