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Unformatted text preview: ((LTP - Long Term Potentiation)) Better encoding of memories. PGO SPIKES PGO: Pontine - Geneculate - Occipital (Brain stem - Thalamus - Visual Cortex) Originate in brainstem area (pons) Stimulates rapid eye movements Activates visual cortex & motor cortex Inhibits motor neurons in spinal cord Causes theta rhythm in hippocampus REM, Dreaming, Making Sense & Memory PGO spikes randomly activate the brain during REM sleep The day's information is on the 'desk top'. The frontal lobes strive to make sense of these random 'internal' sensations = dreams By activating theta rhythm, PGO spikes prime the hippocampus to "save" information Memory consolidation of the days events...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PSY 1305 taught by Professor Rowatt during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.
- Spring '07
- REM Sleep