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Int J Psychophysiol. 1989 Sep;8(1):43-7.

Intensive language learning and increases in rapid eye movement sleep: evidence of a performance factor.

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  • 1School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ont., Canada.


Ten anglophone students taking a 6-week French immersion course were recorded in the sleep laboratory during 4 consecutive nights before the course, during the course and after the course. There was a positive and significant (P less than 0.05) correlation between language learning efficiency and increases in the percentage of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep from pre-course to course periods. This observation suggests that learning performance may be an important factor in the relationship between information processing and REM sleep.

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