Neuroscience: A Sleep Rhythm with Multiple Facets

Curr Biol. 2016 Sep 12;26(17):R813-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.027.


Sleep spindles were one of the first rhythms associated with learning and memory consolidation. Current research shows spindles can reflect features of trait and time-varying properties of neuroplasticity. A new study has now used feedback-controlled spindle frequency stimulation to show that sleep spindles modulate endogenous brain electric activity and behavior.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Electroencephalography*
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Memory*
  • Neurosciences
  • Sleep