Post-Learning Paradoxical Sleep: A Critical Period When New Memory is Reactivated ?

  • Elizabeth Hennevin
  • Bernard Hars
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)


Though a state of deep sleep, it appears near to wakefulness in some of its characteristics ... Of course, such peculiarities of paradoxical sleep (PS) have puzzled many people and diverse hypotheses concerning its function have been proposed (Hennevin and Leconte, 1971). But, the only one which has been really tested is the hypothesis of an involvement of PS in memory processes.


Conditioning Session Paradoxical Sleep Treat Briefly Maze Learning Paradoxical Sleep Deprivation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Hennevin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernard Hars
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de Psychophysiologie L.P.N.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Université de Paris-SudGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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