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According to recently published study by Northwestern University, when people’s memories of freshly taught face-name connections were reactivated while they were sleeping, researchers discovered that their name recall improved dramatically. Uninterrupted deep sleep was crucial to this progress.
|The three main stages of the experiment. Testing showed superior memory due to memory reactivation during sleep, but only when sleep was undisturbed by sound presentations. CREDIT: NATHAN WHITMORE, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY.