Emotional Memory: Selective Enhancement by Sleep

Philip Holland, Penelope A Lewis

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    Never go to sleep on an argument: an old wives' tale or a scientifically proven technique for controlling the memories you store? Recent findings show that sleep selectively enhances emotional memories, creating a long-lasting and potentially traumatic representation of distressing experiences. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)R179-R181
    JournalCurrent Biology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2007


    • physiology: Emotions
    • Humans
    • physiology: Memory
    • physiology: Retention (Psychology)
    • physiology: Sleep
    • physiology: Sleep, REM
    • physiopathology: Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic


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