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

10:59 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Science Daily

For babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organizes the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorize them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Researchers have now discovered that babies can even associate them with meanings the first time -- much earlier than supposed.

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