Theta phase-coordinated memory reactivation reoccurs in a slow-oscillatory rhythm during NREM sleep
Journal article, Peer reviewed
MetadataShow full item record
Original versionCell reports. 2018, 25 (2), 296-301. 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.09.037
It has been proposed that sleep’s contribution to memory consolidation is to reactivate prior encoded information. To elucidate the neural mechanisms carrying reactivation-related mnemonic information, we investigated whether content-specific memory signatures associated with memory reactivation during wakefulness reoccur during subsequent sleep. We show that theta oscillations orchestrate the reactivation of memories during both wakefulness and sleep. Reactivation patterns during sleep autonomously re-emerged at a rate of ∼1 Hz, indicating a coordination by slow oscillatory activity.