Napping boosts infants' memory

January 14, 2015 10:39 AM

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Napping boosts infants' memory

While babies devote the majority of their time to sleeping, researchers have now found that napping helps them develop memory and retain new behaviours they have learnt.

"These findings are particularly interesting to both parents and educationalists because they suggest that the optimal time for infants to learn new information is just before they have a sleep," said researcher Jane Herbert from University of Sheffield.

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