Sleep plays an active role in learning and memory, and this relationship is conserved throughout the animal kingdom. Thus, while the function of sleep remains a mystery, a growing body of data has shifted the scales in favor of the hypothesis that a primary function of sleep is to modulate learning and memory. Drosophila neurobiologists have created tools to study the genes, circuits, and microcircuits underlying memory. Thus sleep researchers have a unique opportunity to dissect this complex relationship in exquisite detail. In this chapter, we review the current understanding of the relationship between sleep and memory in Drosophila.
|Title of host publication||The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology|
|Publisher||Elsevier Science Ltd.|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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