The importance of sleep for memory processes is widely accepted. According to the active system consolidation model, electric field potential oscillations, such as slow oscillations and sleep spindles, play a crucial role in coordinating the re-activation and redistribution of hippocampus-dependent memories to neocortical sites. These processes seem to be specifically disturbed in neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, dementia, and insomnia. Effective treatment of sleep alterations should not only improve sleep parameters, but should also heal associated memory impairments and functional outcome of the patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Disorders of memory formation during sleep in neuropsychiatric disorders|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 01.03.2016|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)