24 Jan '11, 2am

Memories hold better during sleep (via ST iPhone App)

PARIS - THE best way to not forget a newly learned poem, card trick or algebra equation may be to take a quick nap, scientists surprised by their own findings reported on Sunday. Their study, published in Nature Neuroscience, provides new insights into the hugely complex process by which we store and retrieve deliberately acquired information - learning, in short. Twenty-four volunteers were asked to memorise 15 pairs of cards showing pictures of animals and everyday objects. While performing the exercise, they were exposed to a slightly unpleasant odour. Forty minutes later, half the subjects who had stayed awake were asked to learn a second, slightly different pattern of cards. Just before starting, they were again made to smell the same odour, designed to trigger their memory of the first exercise. The 12 other subjects, meanwhile, did the second exercise after a brief ...

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