Accession Number : ADA231772


Title :   Acquisition and Processing of Information During States of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Slow-Wave Sleep


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Jun 1989


Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Molton, John D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a231772.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : This report reviews, analyzes, and summarizes experimental literature on 'sleep learning.' Findings are as follows: (1) Serious methodological flaws were found in all reported positive results. There is no evidence that semantic learning occurs when verbal material is presented to sleeping subjects. (2) A critical, but open-minded, test of sleep learning has not been done. Recommendations are made for an appropriate experiment. (3) If new material is presented to the sleeping subject, there is danger that it may interfere with normal nighttime processing of earlier daytime experiences.


Descriptors :   *LEARNING , *INFORMATION PROCESSING , ACQUISITION , MATERIALS , PROCESSING , SEMANTICS , DEFECTS(MATERIALS) , DOCUMENTS , DAY , NIGHT , SLOW WAVE CIRCUITS , SLEEP , VERBAL BEHAVIOR , EYE MOVEMENTS , RAPID DEPLOYMENT , TEST AND EVALUATION , METHODOLOGY


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE