Pick one topic from any field of psychology that you find particularly interesting? Explain.
Learning During Sleeping:
According to the study commenced by the researchers of the Michigan State University in the US state that even after people sleep their brains continue to process information. There are several findings by the Journal of Experimental Psychology which highlights that during this kind of investigation is done on separate form of memory which is different from the normal and traditional form of the memory. It is evident from the studies and the survey that during the sleep people learn and process information unconsciously i.e., without the people being aware what is happening to them after their sleep and this memory may persist even after waking up. (Sciencedaily.com, 2015)
A study based on 250 people is subject to different types of impact on sleep memory ability across different groups of people. This means that if two individuals sleep at the same time, it is possible that both of them different memory ability. It is possible that the memory of one person may increase and the memory of the other person may have no change in the memory. Some researchers are of the view that the separate memory ability has the potentiality to improve the status of the individuals. But there is also evidence that the traditional intelligence tests and the aptitude tests do not have the ability to capture the ability of the separate memory. (Student Science, 2015)
The journal article on Hypnopaedia is the study of the capability to learn during sleep. The research was based on the validity of the sleep learning. The results of the study states that people have the ability to learn simple words while asleep with accuracy to 86% and 50% of a control group. (Klein, 2015) Another journal based on the Learning, Memory and Sleep in Children states that there is a substantial relation between the sleep and the process of learning. Another study reveals the role of verbal cueing during sleep that helps the individuals to boost their vocabulary while sleeping. Thus, there are numerous study and research that reveal that the learning during sleeping is a justified topic of psychology. (Schreiner & Rasch, 2014)
New areas of research on the sleep learning explored that the concept that apart from boosting the memory and sharpening the thinking level, the brain also has the capacity to increase the ability to learn new things during the sleep. For the students, sleep is an integral part of their lives as proper sleep can ensure that their cognitive outcomes can be improved which will thereby improve the classroom performance. (Sanders, 2012)
The myth behind the fact that about one-third of the precious hours of human lives are wasted due to sleep, has been violated as the scientists and the researchers are of the view that sleep is not the resting time of the day rather it is also a constructive part of life as the brain do not take a break during sleep. During sleep individuals still learn a lot of new and existing stuffs that may have occurred in the few days or something that is new to them.
Klein, M. (2015). HYPNOPAEDIA: A STUDY OF THE ABILITY TO LEARN WHILE SLEEPING. Retrieved from https://mazziotti.uchicago.edu/journal/Micheal_Klein.pdf
Sanders, L. (2012). Body & brain: Brain can learn while you snooze: Sleeping mind associates certain sounds with smells. Science News, 182(7), 9-9. doi:10.1002/scin.5591820705
Schreiner, T., & Rasch, B. (2014). Boosting Vocabulary Learning by Verbal Cueing During Sleep. Cerebral Cortex. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu139
Sciencedaily.com,. (2015). Retrieved 9 June 2015, from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110927124653.htm
Student Science,. (2015). Learning in your sleep. Retrieved 9 June 2015, from https://student.societyforscience.org/article/learning-your-sleep