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Sleep promotes analogical transfer in problem solving. / Monaghan, Padraic; Sio, Ut Na; Lau, Sum Wai; Woo, Hoi Kei; Linkenauger, Sally A.; Ormerod, Thomas C.

In: Cognition, Vol. 143, 10.2015, p. 25-30.

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Monaghan, Padraic ; Sio, Ut Na ; Lau, Sum Wai ; Woo, Hoi Kei ; Linkenauger, Sally A. ; Ormerod, Thomas C. / Sleep promotes analogical transfer in problem solving. In: Cognition. 2015 ; Vol. 143. pp. 25-30.

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title = "Sleep promotes analogical transfer in problem solving",
abstract = "Analogical problem solving requires using a known solution from one problem to apply to a related problem. Sleep is known to have profound effects on memory and information restructuring, and so we tested whether sleep promoted such analogical transfer, determining whether improvement was due to subjective memory for problems, subjective recognition of similarity across related problems, or by abstract generalisation of structure. In Experiment 1, participants were exposed to a set of source problems. Then, after a 12-h period involving sleep or wake, they attempted target problems structurally related to the source problems but with different surface features. Experiment 2 controlled for time of day effects by testing participants either in the morning or the evening. Sleep improved analogical transfer, but effects were not due to improvements in subjective memory or similarity recognition, but rather effects of structural generalisation across problems. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
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author = "Padraic Monaghan and Sio, {Ut Na} and Lau, {Sum Wai} and Woo, {Hoi Kei} and Linkenauger, {Sally A.} and Ormerod, {Thomas C.}",
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