Sleep-dependent memory consolidation not altered following concussion

Written by Rebecca Sheehan

A word-pair recall study conducted by Rebecca Spencer and her team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA, USA), has demonstrated that while concussion can alter sleep composition, there does not appear to be a negative impact on memory consolidation. Writing in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience recently, the authors describe results that indicate that individuals who have previously suffered from a concussion (>1 year ago) do not suffer from a decrease in sleep-dependent memory consolidation capabilities despite recorded sleep composition changes. Following a concussion, an individual can suffer from disturbed sleep, memory deficits and other neurological and cogitative problems. However,...

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