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The concept of learning during sleep is an old one, yet with little solid proof and testing to back it up. Moving out of the realm of science fiction, this paper rests on the findings of previous studies to make the claim that hypnopaedia, or sleep learning, can be successful. The paper uses prior findings to draft a study where three groups are used to show the success of sleep learning. One control group is compared with one group monitored for sleep quality and another not. These groups are then tested for success of grasping the fifteen Spanish present tense verbs taught within the course of the study and then compared to show the success, or failure, or sleep learning.
From the Paper:"Sleep takes up so much our time, but do we allow that time to be wasted? Many propose that "One third of a human's life is spent sleeping which, while it is undoubtedly a necessary part of daily life, seems like a waste of precious hours in today's multi-tasking," (Klein 2009). In fact, the average person sleeps around 22 years of their lives (McKenna 2003). Once again, is that average 22 years wasted? Is there a way to multi-task during the time that we are sleeping? Modern research says yes; that periods of sleep can in fact be used as methods to help facilitate learning, "Advances in neuroscience led scientists in recent years to produce a large body of converging evidence that shows that sleep helps secure memories and aids at least some types of learning," (Society for Neuroscience 2009). Sleep is essential to learning, and there are ways to actually incorporate learning into sleeping periods."
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Cite this Research Proposal:
Hypnopaedia: Can We Sleep and Learn? (2012, March 30) Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/hypnopaedia-can-we-sleep-and-learn-150708/
"Hypnopaedia: Can We Sleep and Learn?" 30 March 2012. Web. 23 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/hypnopaedia-can-we-sleep-and-learn-150708/>