Hypnopaedia or sleep learning: Overview on methods and results





Sleep-learning; Memory; Language; Problem-solving; Creativity.


Although sleep seems to be an inactive state of mind and body, it is closely connected to memory consolidation and cognitive enhancement. Since memory and learning are strongly related, a new field of research develops, which is called after the term of hypnopaedia or sleep-learning. Knowledge about the functions of sleep, along with techniques that are applied on/after a learning task, contributes to the scientific data about brain boosting. Both Slow Wave Sleep and dreaming, affect cognitive functions. During sleeping, learning gets accelerated, the accuracy in data processing rises, unsolved problems get solved, and entrepreneurial ideas come into light. In the following review of researches about sleep and learning, the most important results are presented. 

Author Biographies

Sevasti Kapsi, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

Sevasti Kapsi, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5214-9304, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications - Net Media Lab & Mind-Brain R&D, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece, e-mail: sevastikapsi@gmail.com

Spyridoula Katsantonis, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

 Spyridoula Katsantonis, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1911-3198,Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications - Net Media Lab & Mind-Brain R&D, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece, e-mail: skatsantoni@gmail.com


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How to Cite

KAPSI, S.; KATSANTONIS, S. .; DRIGAS, A. Hypnopaedia or sleep learning: Overview on methods and results. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 7, p. e2410714721, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i7.14721. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/14721. Acesso em: 29 may. 2024.



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