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SLAM lab study published in Developmental Science

Posted on 21 November 2012

A recently published study by Lisa Henderson, Anna Weighall, Helen Brown and Gareth Gaskell shows that sleep is essential for vocabulary learning in children.

A recent study from the SLAM lab has shown an association between sleep and memory for newly learned words in children. The study in Developmental Science shows that 7-12 year old children have improved recognition and recall of novel words after sleep compared with equivalent time awake. Like adults, children also show sleep-associated enhancement of lexical competition for these new words. Press coverage.