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Memory in 3-month-old infants benefits from a short nap

Abstract:

A broad range of studies demonstrate that sleep has a facilitating role in memory consolidation (see Rasch & Born, ). Whether sleep-dependent memory consolidation is also apparent in infants in their first few months of life has not been investigated. We demonstrate that 3-month-old infants only remember a cartoon face approximately 1.5-2 hours after its first presentation when a period of sleep followed learning. Furthermore, habituation time, that is, the time to become bored with a sti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/desc.12587

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Hughs College
ORCID:
0000-0003-0216-7480
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Developmental Science Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
3
Pages:
Article: e12587
Publication date:
2017-07-18
Acceptance date:
2017-05-08
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
Pubs id:
pubs:709457
URN:
uri:3958bcf1-1d20-415e-8aa2-eab922aba7a1
UUID:
uuid:3958bcf1-1d20-415e-8aa2-eab922aba7a1
Local pid:
pubs:709457
Language:
English

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