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NY Times: "Learning While You Dream"

April 23, 2010

The New York Times describes a new study of learning and dreaming by Erin Wamsley PhD and colleagues in the laboratory of Robert Stickgold PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Participants worked on a maze task, then took a nap before returning to the maze problem. Participants who recalled dreaming about the maze during the nap performed better than those who didn't report dreaming about the maze during their nap. The finding suggests that dreaming plays an important role in learning.

Read the full NY Times article here

Link to the Current Biology article

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