hypnopaedic system (sleep learning)

Noir

Old-Salt
#1
I want to learn a new language with the hypnopaedic system (learn while you sleep). Does it work and how? Of course I can hear the lessons on my iPod while still on light sleep but it sounds like noise without sense.


http://www.answers.com/topic/sleep-learning

Sleep-learning (also known as sleep-teaching or hypnopædia) attempts to convey information to a sleeping person, typically by playing a sound recording to them while they sleep.

This now-discredited technique was supposed to be moderately effective at making people remember direct passages or facts, word for word.[1][2] Since the Electroencephalography studies by Charles W. Simon and William H. Emmons in 1956, learning by sleep has not been taken seriously. The researchers concluded that learning during sleep was "impractical and probably impossible." They reported that stimulus material presented during sleep was not recalled later when the subject awoke unless alpha activity occurred at the same time the stimulus material was given. Since alpha activity during sleep indicates the subject is about to awake, the researchers felt that any learning occurred in a wake state.[3][4]
 
#2
Noir said:
I want to learn a new language with the hypnopaedic system (learn while you sleep). Does it work and how? Of course I can hear the lessons on my iPod while still on light sleep but it sounds like noise without sense.


http://www.answers.com/topic/sleep-learning

Sleep-learning (also known as sleep-teaching or hypnopædia) attempts to convey information to a sleeping person, typically by playing a sound recording to them while they sleep.

This now-discredited technique was supposed to be moderately effective at making people remember direct passages or facts, word for word.[1][2] Since the Electroencephalography studies by Charles W. Simon and William H. Emmons in 1956, learning by sleep has not been taken seriously. The researchers concluded that learning during sleep was "impractical and probably impossible." They reported that stimulus material presented during sleep was not recalled later when the subject awoke unless alpha activity occurred at the same time the stimulus material was given. Since alpha activity during sleep indicates the subject is about to awake, the researchers felt that any learning occurred in a wake state.[3][4]
I've bolded the bit that's relevant, no need to thank me.
 

Noir

Old-Salt
#3
But people still learn with this system. I'm struggling with German vocabulary which is totally new for me.
 
#4
Noir said:
But people still learn with this system. I'm struggling with German vocabulary which is totally new for me.
[Bite] You ask if it works, then when someone highlights the part of your own post which says no, you say it does?[/bite]
 
#5
Noir said:
But people still learn with this system. I'm struggling with German vocabulary which is totally new for me.
Sorry, you should have said.

I run a small business selling sleep teaching courses, simply send me your credit card and I'll send by return your German vocabulary in five nights sleep teaching course, as a special offer I'll include a RN semaphore course as well.
 

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