DailyDirt: Learning In Your Sleep

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We spend almost a third of our lives sleeping, so some people would like to make (better?) use of the time we supposedly waste lying in bed each night. People have tried learning foreign languages on tape while asleep. People want to train themselves to quit smoking while they snore away. The list of things people might want to try to learn unconsciously is endless -- because it seems like an effortless way to try to train our brains. Here are just a few links on the topic of sleep learning and some successful examples of it. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: behavior modification, education, fmri, learning, memory formation, sleep, training, unconscious


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    DNY, 8 Nov 2013 @ 8:53am

    Thought during sleep

    This is hardly surprising to me. While in graduate school in mathematics, I had the experience of going to sleep not having any idea of how to do an exercise (from Atiyah and Macdonald's little book on commutative algebra) and waking up with a complete solution.

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