Humans can learn new foreign words while asleep

On February 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research reveals for the first time that people can learn new information while they are asleep. Learning can also occur during sleep, new research shows. Scientists already know that sleep consolidates learning of new information that we acquire during wakefulness. Now, researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland…

Can you learn in your sleep? Yes, and here's how

On March 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Sleep is known to be crucial for learning and memory formation. What’s more, scientists have even managed to pick out specific memories and consolidate them during sleep. However, the exact mechanisms behind this were unknown — until now. We may one day be able to induce brain waves that will…

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

On May 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Most of us know that a good night’s sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects on our performance during the day. But a new study manages to find precisely the brain area responsible for learning new skills and…