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- Sleep promotes memory consolidation to enable stable long-term regulation within different functional systems.
- Memory formation takes place in all systems that adapt to stressors on a long-term. Systems for which sleep-associated memory consolidation is especially important are the neurobehavioral, the metabolic and the immune system.
- Plastic processes underlying sleep-dependent memory consolidation in these systems are at least partly conveyed via the same mechanisms and signals.
- It is intended to show that sleep reinforces memory consolidation for all three systems, i.e., the neurobehavioral, metabolic and immune system.
- It is intended to elucidate the plastic mechanisms underlying memory formation during sleep.
- By studying selected patient groups, it is intended to enable a direct application of the research to the clinical setting.
Last update: 26.06.2013