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Hi, What evidence is there for consolidation processes in memory? I have quite often come across books claiming that such processes are necessary for us to store information in our brains. I accept that there must be a biological basis for psychological phenomena, but is there really good evidence for consolidation? What exactly IS it? Books say that consolidation occurs when we sleep, but does it also occur when we are awake (it must do so, otherwise we would never learn anything while we're awake??). What is the time-scale of consolidation? Thanks, AP
Re: Consolidation in memory - what is it and what is its timescale?
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