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Are learning and unlearning bedfellows?

20:00 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(CNRS) We know that sleep helps us integrate knowledge acquired during the day. But can we learn new things while sleeping? By exposing subjects to repeated auditory stimuli, a team of researchers has just demonstrated that the brain is capable of learning such sound patterns during certain sleep stages -- though they may be forgotten during deep sleep.

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