Certain memories may rest on a good sleep

By Bruce Bower, 15:47 PM April 15, 2008

When practicing a musical piece, a gymnastics move, or any other activity that depends on effortless, virtually automatic execution, here's some memory-enhancing advice: If you snooze, you cruise.

That, at least, is the implication of two new studies in which people who practiced a task that demands quick visual processing performed it better on ensuing trials if they were first allowed to get some sleep.

Moreover, one investigation suggests that the initial night of sleep after learning so-ca...

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