Sleep increases explicit solutions and reduces intuitive judgments of semantic coherence

Zander, Thea and Volz, Kirsten G. and Born, Jan and Diekelmann, Susanne. (2017) Sleep increases explicit solutions and reduces intuitive judgments of semantic coherence. Learning & memory, 24 (12). pp. 641-645.

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Sleep fosters the generation of explicit knowledge. Whether sleep also benefits implicit intuitive decisions about underlying patterns is unclear. We examined sleep's role in explicit and intuitive semantic coherence judgments. Participants encoded sets of three words and after a sleep or wake period were required to judge the potential convergence of these words on a common fourth associate. Compared with wakefulness, sleep increased the number of explicitly named common associates and decreased the number of intuitive judgments. This suggests that sleep enhances the extraction of explicit knowledge at the expense of the ability to make intuitive decisions about semantic coherence.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Epidemiologie (Lieb)
UniBasel Contributors:Zander, Thea
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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