Young Neurons Tickle Memory during REM Sleep

Neuron. 2020 Aug 5;107(3):397-398. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.07.018.


Memory formation is a dynamic process and sleep is part of it. Consolidation of memories relies on finely orchestrated brain activities occurring during the post-learning sleep period. In this issue of Neuron, Kumar and colleagues provide evidence that the activity of adult-born hippocampal neurons during REM sleep is critical for the consolidation of episodic memory.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Hippocampus
  • Memory Consolidation*
  • Neurons
  • Sleep
  • Sleep, REM