Sleep enhances category learning

Ina Djonlagic, Andrew Rosenfeld, Daphna Shohamy, Catherine Myers, Mark Gluck, Robert Stickgold

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The ability to categorize objects and events in the world around us is a fundamental and critical aspect of human learning. We trained healthy adults on a probabilistic category-learning task in two different training modes. The aim of this study was to see whether either form of probabilistic category learning (feedback or observational) undergoes subsequent enhancement during sleep. Our results suggest that after training, a good night of sleep can lead to improved performance the following day on such tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-755
Number of pages5
JournalLearning and Memory
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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