Babies Can Learn While Sleeping

by Joel Bonasera on May. 26th, 2010

Scientists at Columbia University have demonstrated that babies are capable of learning new things while they sleep, and that their frontal cortices are active during the process (crazy picture of the device used here). Evidence of this sort of thing has been found before, but without measuring brain activity.

As someone who's a big fan of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, this news is at once awesome and terrifying.

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bryan kennedy's picture

Wha! That picture is freaky. How is that baby sleeping with that thing stuck all over its head. Yikes.

posted on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:05am
brick's picture
brick says:

It just happens to have a high constitution score. 30-35 at least, I'd say.

posted on Sat, 03/12/2011 - 5:45pm

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