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Manipulating specific brain waves in sleep shifts balance between learning or forgetting a new skill

07:40 EDT 3 Oct 2019 | Science Daily

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we learned the previous day, according to a new study. The scientists were able to influence how well rats learned a new skill by tweaking these brainwaves while animals slept, suggesting potential future applications in boosting human memory or forgetting traumatic experiences, the researchers say.

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