Babies learn best just before a nap

January 13, 2015 4:44 PM

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Babies devote the majority of their time to sleeping, but until now, little has been known about the links between sleep and the unprecedented levels of growth and development that take place during their first year of life.

For a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers tested the ability of 216 healthy six to 12 month-old infants to recall newly learned skills after a daytime nap.

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