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Links between the brain and body during sleep: implications for memory processing.

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Whitehurst, LN; Subramoniam, A; Krystal, A; Prather, AA
Published in: Trends Neurosci
March 2022

Sleep is intimately related to memory processes. The established view is that the transformation of experiences into long-term memories is linked to sleep-related CNS function. However, there is increasing evidence that the autonomic nervous system (ANS), long recognized to modulate cognition during waking, can impact memory processing during sleep. Here, we review human research that examines the role of autonomic activity and sleep in memory formation. We argue that autonomic activity during sleep may set the stage for the CNS dynamics associated with sleep and memory stability and integration. Further, we consider how the link between ANS activity and polysomnographic markers of sleep may help elucidate both healthy and pathological cognitive aging in humans.

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Trends Neurosci

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EISSN

1878-108X

Publication Date

March 2022

Volume

45

Issue

3

Start / End Page

212 / 223

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Sleep
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Memory
  • Humans
  • Cognition
  • Brain
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
 

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Whitehurst, L. N., Subramoniam, A., Krystal, A., & Prather, A. A. (2022). Links between the brain and body during sleep: implications for memory processing. Trends Neurosci, 45(3), 212–223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2021.12.007
Whitehurst, Lauren N., Anjana Subramoniam, Andrew Krystal, and Aric A. Prather. “Links between the brain and body during sleep: implications for memory processing.Trends Neurosci 45, no. 3 (March 2022): 212–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2021.12.007.
Whitehurst LN, Subramoniam A, Krystal A, Prather AA. Links between the brain and body during sleep: implications for memory processing. Trends Neurosci. 2022 Mar;45(3):212–23.
Whitehurst, Lauren N., et al. “Links between the brain and body during sleep: implications for memory processing.Trends Neurosci, vol. 45, no. 3, Mar. 2022, pp. 212–23. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.tins.2021.12.007.
Whitehurst LN, Subramoniam A, Krystal A, Prather AA. Links between the brain and body during sleep: implications for memory processing. Trends Neurosci. 2022 Mar;45(3):212–223.
Journal cover image

Published In

Trends Neurosci

DOI

EISSN

1878-108X

Publication Date

March 2022

Volume

45

Issue

3

Start / End Page

212 / 223

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Sleep
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Memory
  • Humans
  • Cognition
  • Brain
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences