Which memories are consolidated during sleep?

Next month our study group will be looking at the neurobiology of sleep and dreaming and how we can use that with our clients.  This has me searching the literature both in the popular media and in professional journals for exciting new findings.  This article refines what we have known about memory consolidation.  It makes very good sense on a survival level.  We do need to remember the most relevant information that is likely to serve us well in the future.  This could explain why I never remember the name of the capital of Rawanda.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110201172603.htm

Stay tuned for more short news articles on sleep and dreaming.

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