• Studies have suggested that memory representations in the brain are are not fixed; they are repeatedly “reactivated” (often unconsciously) following initial encoding, during both wakefulness and sleep.
  • Memory reactivation has been linked to the process of neural replay, during which patterns of neural activity reflect the patterns of activity that had occurred during initial encoding of the memory.
  • Some human studies have investigated ways to improve memory recall by presenting sensory cues or transcranial stimulation during specific phases of sleep. In the long run, they hope RAM Replay will identify core memory-strengthening mechanisms and give rise to a generalizable set of solutions applicable to the challenge of memory reliability in an increasingly information-dense world.

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