Re: Sleep

Anders Sandberg (
01 Nov 1999 11:44:19 +0100 writes:

> If it is late in the evening, I have memories of the day's events, and
> also memories of the previous day's events. The former are somewhat
> sharper and more detailed, typically, which seems normal because they
> are more recent.

Yes. Many models of memory consolidation doesn't hinge on it being done in the sleep - it could be done when daydreaming, idling or just doing something which we don't think of. The people fond of correlating the theta rhythm in hippocampus with memory (I'm not :-) point out that it is present during some situations rather than others, which might suggest that we have two "modes".

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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