Monday, September 03, 2012

Learning While Asleep Is Possible, says new research

New research suggest that skill learning while sleeping is possible.

Researchers at Northwestern University found that learning can occur during sleep and that even when one is asleep, it is possible to strengthen memory.

The study asked participants to learn two new melodies using key-presses.
After being taught the keys, the participants napped for 90 minutes during which only one of key presses was played gently in the room.

While sleeping, the participants underwent an EEG that monitored their brain activity.

The melody that was played during the nap was learned much faster than the one without, say researchers, according to Red Orbit.

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