Sleep and the Balance between Memory and Forgetting

Hong Viet V. Ngo, Jan Born*

*Corresponding author for this work
5 Citations (Scopus)


Slow oscillations and delta waves are neuronal activity rhythms that hallmark sleep, but until now their respective functional roles have been impossible to tease apart. Utilizing a closed-loop optogenetic approach in rats, Kim et al. (2019) dissociated the functions of these two canonical rhythms, showing they support the consolidation and forgetting of memories, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 03.10.2019

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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