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There is a considerable amount of REM sleep in the early stages of development in various animal species, including man. Since REM sleep is characterized by massive cortical neuronal activity, it is likely, according to some researchers, that it can influence the development and maturation of neural networks.

In adults, REM sleep would contribute to the “dynamic stabilization” of the central nervous system, which would also influence memory formation and consolidation.

For some researchers, REM sleep has the function of reinforcing the genetic programming in the brain by reinforcing or removing neuronal circuits that had been stimulated during wakefulness.