Sleeping Brains Understand Words

Have you ever heard someone describe a task as being so easy that they ‘could do it in their sleep’? A fascinating new study from a team of French neuroscientists shows that this statement may be literally true, far more often than you’d think: Inducing Task-Relevant Responses to Speech in the Sleeping Brain

Sid Kouider and colleagues’ elegant experiment went as follows. Volunteers were asked to perform a word categorization task: spoken words were played to them and they had to press a but

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