Loren Frank, Ph.D.University of California, San Francisco
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Sleep is often thought of as an “offline” state, but in reality, the brain is actively processing memories when we sleep.
In this talk, Loren Frank will present an overview of what we know about memory and sleep. He will then present work from his laboratory that explores how memory-related activity in animals differs between awake and sleep states and how sleep contributes to memory formation. This work highlights the interactions between the hippocampus and other brain areas that allow the brain to form memories and store them long-term.