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Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium: Rebecca Spencer, University of Massachusetts

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
Pappajohn Business Building

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

Rebecca Spencer, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Plasticity in the Sleeping Brain During Development

Studies in adults have shown that memories are benefited by sleep. This benefit reflects the process of memory consolidation which is enhanced by physiological states during sleep. These physiological states change with development. In my talk, I will present data illustrating these changes and, importantly, how these developmental changes are reflected in memory and executive function in early childhood.