Sleep learning gets real: Experimental techniques demonstrate how to strengthen memories when our brains are off-line

Ken A. Paller, Delphine Oudiette

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Abstract

Inaldous huxley’s brave new world, a boy memorizes each word of a lecture in english, a language he does not speak. The learning happens as the boy sleeps within earshot of a radio broadcast of the lecture. On awakening, he is able to recite the entire lecture. Based on this discovery, the totalitarian authorities of Huxley’s dystopian world adapt the method to shape the unconscious minds of all their citizens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalScientific American
Volume319
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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