Friday, April 6, 2012

Modern School: If You Sleep After You Study, You'll Remember More—Duh?

Modern School: If You Sleep After You Study, You'll Remember More—Duh?:


If You Sleep After You Study, You'll Remember More—Duh?


Effective Studying in Action (Image from Flickr, by Mrehan)
That sleep improves memory ought to be common sense knowledge, but apparently it is not, even after numerous studies have shown a strong correlation between sleep and memory (seePayne JD (2011) “Learning, memory and sleep in humans.” Sleep Medicine Clinics 6: 15–30 or Marshall L, Born J (2007) “The contribution of sleep to hippocampus-dependent memory consolidation.” Trends Cogn Sci 11: 442–450).

New research published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) suggests that sleeping right after studying improves a student's ability to remember information. Subjects looked at related 

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