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Neuromodulatory control of memory consolidation in sleep: How fluctuations in neuromodulator levels during sleep might promote an active role of sleep in the consolidation process

Boon, M. (2016) Neuromodulatory control of memory consolidation in sleep: How fluctuations in neuromodulator levels during sleep might promote an active role of sleep in the consolidation process. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

The scientific study of the role of sleep in the memory consolidation process is filled with controversy, but recent evidence implicates unique neurobiological processes within sleep that actively enhance memories. Memory consolidation requires cellular events at activated synapses, and the transfer of information from the hippocampus to various cortical targets, processes in which neuromodulators play crucial roles. Especially acetylcholine and noradrenaline have been shown to be important in memory consolidation. In this review aspects of memory consolidation will be discussed. The relevance of fluctuations in acetylcholine and noradrenaline levels during sleep in this process will be considered in order to discuss the question whether sleep only permits or actively promotes memory consolidation.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:24
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/14353

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