Sleep-Dependent Learning in Aging

Sleep-dependent Learning in Aging

The specific objective of this proposed research is to understand whether deficits in sleep-dependent memory changes reflect age-related changes in sleep, memory, or both. The central hypothesis is that changes in both memory and sleep contribute to age-related changes in sleep-dependent memory processing. To this end, the investigators will investigate changes in learning following intervals of sleep (overnight and nap) and wake in young and older adults.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Sleep

Participants will sleep (either a mid-day nap or normal overnight sleep)

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