Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Learning by Napping

As many loyal readers know, I am an avid napper. Now, this podcast at Scientific American's website gives me another reason to nap: turns out that napping assists the learning process by moving information from short-term memory storage to long-term storage in the cerebral cortex.

I should hasten to add that this research does not support napping in class. In order to move the information from short-term to long-term memory, one must first process the information; and for that I believe it helps to be awake.

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