Infants Capable of Learning While Asleep – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientists funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development say it is important to determine how quickly babies can learn a behavior and how long they can remember it. Dr. William Fifer is a research scientist in the psychiatry department at Columbia University in New York.
Fifer: So we designed a study to investigate whether, in fact, they could demonstrate simpler forms of learning while they were asleep. And that’s what they did.
Narrator: Dr. Fifer, who led the study, explains that the study demonstrates babies might do simple forms of sleep-learning frequently. For more information on this study visit nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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