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Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content -- and not with noise

20:00 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) For babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organises the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorise them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have now discovered that babies can even associate them with meanings the first time -- much earlier than supposed.

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