Navigation Links
Sleep helps people learn complicated tasks
Date:11/17/2008

Sleep helps the mind learn complicated tasks and helps people recover learning they otherwise thought they had forgotten over the course of a day, research at the University of Chicago shows.

Using a test that involved learning to play video games, researchers showed for the first time that people who had "forgotten" how to perform a complex task 12 hours after training found that those abilities were restored after a night's sleep.

"Sleep consolidated learning by restoring what was lost over the course of a day following training and by protecting what was learned against subsequent loss," said Howard Nusbaum, Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago, and a researcher in the study. "These findings suggest that sleep has an important role in learning generalized skills in stabilizing and protecting memory."

The results demonstrate that this consolidation may help in learning language processes such as reading and writing as well as eye-hand skills such as tennis, he said.

For the study, researchers tested about 200 college students, most of whom were women, who had little previous experience playing video games. The team reported the findings in the paper, "Consolidation of Sensorimotor Learning During Sleep," in the current issue of Learning and Memory. Joining Nusbaum in the research were lead author Timothy Brawn, a graduate student in Psychology at the University; Kimberly Fenn, now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University; and Daniel Margoliash, Professor in the Departments of Organismal Biology & Anatomy and Psychology at the University.

The team had students learn video games containing a rich, multisensory virtual environment in which players must use both hands to deal with continually changing visual and auditory signals. The first-person navigation games require learning maps of different environments.

For the study, researchers used first-person s
'/>"/>

Contact: William Harms
w-harms@uchicago.edu
773-702-8356
University of Chicago
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Set Kids Back-to-School Sleep Clocks
2. AASM encourages those student-athletes at risk for developing osa to visit a sleep clinic
3. Sleepless Kids Are Troubled Kids
4. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
5. Work time is the largest influence to the duration of a persons sleep
6. Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women
7. Minorities more likely to have sleep durations associated with increased mortality
8. Lack of sleep among new school-goers leads to behavioral, cognitive problems
9. Work Time Predicts Sleep Time
10. Nicotine in breast milk disrupts infants sleep patterns
11. Pain patients at risk for sleep apnea
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 “Copay coupons,” a drug ... brand drugs among patients with prescription drug coverage, may ... a new report from the Department of Health ... Federal anti-kickback laws prohibit suppliers from offering side-payments to ... federal government. , The report highlights that two recent ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 On September ... at the Platinum PR and Top Places to Work ... New York City. Camino received honorable mentions in two ... — for its work elevating Latina voices in the ... organization and be a part of its efforts to ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 According ... manufacturers of the embattled blood-thinner Xarelto, named as defendants ... of Common Pleas, have moved the court to dismiss ... do not have sufficient connection with Philadelphia.* The cases ... et al. (No. 140304328; Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Cty.), ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there ... health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in ... of exercise, according to new research. Less ... muscle-strengthening recommendations set by the Department of Health ... Strength is essential for promoting health and fitness ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... MetroMD, a leading anti-ageing clinic has called ... human health. This therapy has grown tremendously across USA in ... effective, safe and dependable. It has far reaching benefits for ... live a very healthy and active lifestyle even beyond their ... a senior therapist at MetroMD said, “HGH or Human Growth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PCMA: New OIG Report Cites Drug Manufacturer“Copay Coupon” Use in Medicare Part D 2Health News:Camino Public Relations Honored for Raising Latina Voices in National Health Care, Immigration Debates 2Health News:Xarelto Makers Seek Dismissal of Cases Brought in Philadelphia, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP 2Health News:Xarelto Makers Seek Dismissal of Cases Brought in Philadelphia, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP 3Health News:Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says 2Health News:MetroMD Announces Better HGH Therapy - the ‘God Particle’ of Human Health 2
... declines or local extinctions in a majority of species ... study from the University of Illinois shows that parasites ... species in fragmented forests. This is the first study ... of infectious parasites on animals already stressed by disturbances ...
... the lifestyle habits that children and adolescents develop -- ... fruits and vegetables, being physically inactive or sedentary, and ... a major impact on their health later in life. ... behavior should be taking more of a lead role ...
... Claims Center To, Evaluate Numerous Possible Lawsuits Related to ... Leads Used With Medtronic Implantable Defibrillators, NEW ... were implanted into hundreds of thousands of,people, leaving all of ... fractures. As a result of this, Parker Waichman Alonso LLP ...
... Public Schools in New York, New ... Jersey and Connecticut, ... rate monitors and fitness assessment technology, and a founding,member of the ... provide grant recipients in New York, New,Jersey and Connecticut with heart ...
... Company provides FREE assistance for families seeking ... senior living and nursing homes guidance, SEATTLE, ... service of senior care options, is available for free to ... 2,000 senior housing properties in the state of California and ...
... DC Teen, Miss DC and Miss Maryland Will Also Walk, BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 24 ... International, will lead Marriott employees ... area in this year,s torch relay to raise $1.25 million ... Miss DC Teen, and Miss ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Parasites a key to the decline of red colobus monkeys in forest fragments 2Health News:Parasites a key to the decline of red colobus monkeys in forest fragments 3Health News:Child health psychologists need to promote adult disease prevention 2Health News:Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Lawsuit Claims Center Opens to Aid Victims 2Health News:Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Lawsuit Claims Center Opens to Aid Victims 3Health News:Polar Joins Alliance to Combat Childhood Obesity 2Health News:Polar Joins Alliance to Combat Childhood Obesity 3Health News:A Place for Mom Offers Free Assistance to California Seniors Displaced by Wildfires 2Health News:Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott to Lead Marriott Employees in Torch Relay to Raise $1.25 Million for Children's Hospitals Nationwide 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... by Equipment Type (Benchtop, Mobile, Industrial, & Laboratory), ... Technology (Tray-style, Manifold, & Rotary) & Geography - ... MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the lyophilization market on ... with analyses and projections of the market size ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Fla. , Sept. 19, 2014  The body ... with the publication of two papers this past week.  ... – Head and Neck Surgery , finds that ... and subjective measures of sleep disordered breathing, leading the ... reduction in obstructive sleep apnea severity and improvement of ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Sept. 19, ... (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis ... a leader in discovering and developing highly selective ... the first-ever comprehensive genomic study of malignant mixed ... of the female reproductive system, also known as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lyophilization Market Worth $5,121.5 Million by 2019 2Lyophilization Market Worth $5,121.5 Million by 2019 3New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 2New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 3New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 4First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 2First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 3First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 4
... Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient ... the recently released 2011-2012 U.S. News and World ... of the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System, a clinically proven ... common surgical errors, retained surgical sponges.  Only 17 ...
... A new policy recommendation released on 20 July by ... of serological (blood) tests to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB). ... are different to QuantiFERON, which measures responses of white ... Active tuberculosis occurs when the TB organism has overcome ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SurgiCount Medical Announces Expanded Honor Roll Hospital Users, Landmark Product Usage Milestones Achieved 2SurgiCount Medical Announces Expanded Honor Roll Hospital Users, Landmark Product Usage Milestones Achieved 3Cellestis Responds to World Health Organization Guidance on Use of Blood Tests for Active Tuberculosis 2Cellestis Responds to World Health Organization Guidance on Use of Blood Tests for Active Tuberculosis 3Cellestis Responds to World Health Organization Guidance on Use of Blood Tests for Active Tuberculosis 4
BD Vacutainer® Heparin Tubes are spray-coated with either lithium heparin or sodium heparin and are used for plasma determinations in chemistry....
VACUETTE paediatric tubes have decreased sample volumes and are ideal for small childrens' veins and geriatric patients....
... Coagulation tubes contain a buffered ... available with a citrate concentration ... 0.129 mol/l (3.8%). The mixing ... solution to 9 parts blood. ...
... are available in two versions. ... a clotting activator and is ... serum is required for testing ... is suitable where the testing ...
Medicine Products: