Navigation Links
Learn While You Sleep: New Way to Multitask?
Date:10/4/2011

TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- People may be learning while they sleep, dramatically improving their memory in some cases, a new study suggests.

Although the effects on memory vary greatly and are not well understood, Michigan State University researchers said their findings reinforce the need for a good night's sleep -- something 63 percent of Americans are not getting, according to the U.S. National Sleep Foundation.

"We speculate that we may be investigating a separate form of memory, distinct from traditional memory systems," lead researcher Kimberly Fenn, an assistant professor of psychology, said in a university news release. "There is substantial evidence that during sleep, your brain is processing information without your awareness and this ability may contribute to memory in a waking state."

Researchers studied more than 250 people and found that some had significant enhancement in their memory, while others had no change at all. They found, however, that most participants showed improvement.

More research is needed to explore whether or not this potential memory ability could boost academic performance, the study authors said in the news release.

"Simply improving your sleep could potentially improve your performance in the classroom," concluded Fenn.

The study was published recently in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

More information

The American Psychological Association provides more information on the importance of sleep.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Michigan State University, news release, September 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New online learning module gives children of domestic violence a voice
2. People learn while they sleep, study suggests
3. Learning information the hard way may be best boot camp for older brains
4. Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News
5. Fidos New Forte: Helping Kids Learn to Read
6. ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke
7. Infants learn to transfer knowledge by 16 months, study finds
8. Mobile phone derived electromagnetic fields can disturb learning
9. Math Learning Disabilities Linked to Poor Gut Sense of Numbers
10. Good Sleep Could Boost Undergrads Learning Capacity
11. Learning to count not as easy as 1, 2, 3
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Learn While You Sleep: New Way to Multitask?
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... The Kelahan Agency, a ... to residents of southern New Hampshire, is teaming up with the New Horizons ... and homelessness in the region. , New Horizons for New Hampshire provides a ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... , ... Dr. Richard Amato, a respected periodontist in Monroe, CT, ... Implant Center of Connecticut. As part of the renovation, the cutting-edge practice added two ... to improve patient comfort while making it possible for Dr. Amato to provide even ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... East Los Angeles dentist, Ramin Assili DDS , comments ... happens to a woman during pregnancy can have profound effects on a developing fetus, ... on a baby’s long-term health. This study, which was performed at the University of ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... of Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists, in collaboration with the Fertility Center ... for male fertility care: PESA (percutaneous epidydimal sperm aspiration) and TESA (percutaneous testicular ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... , ... LARKR™ , an innovative new smartphone app providing on-demand talk ... to join its online treatment platform. , Launching in just a few days, ... number of people in need nationwide, and to supplement their traditional practices. Joining this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... , June 8, 2017   Responding to Heath ... and the death of singer Chris Cornell in ... Rights International offers a free online psychiatric ... consumers and families about psychotropic drug risks. ... who died from an accidental overdose, has called for tighter ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... Md. , June 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: ... second of two Phase 2 trials of its RSV F ... of child bearing age have been published in the journal ... publication have been shared in prior scientific conferences). The Company ... in April 2014. Novavax is developing the RSV F Vaccine ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy ... the United States . The Raizer is ... a fallen person up to an almost-standing position ... and operated by one assistant and does not ... is simple enough that a child can operate it, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: