May 2003 Issue
Why a good night's sleep is required to learn principles and solve problems
By Gary K. Probst, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Foreman, a writer and lecturer on sleep and memory, explains how
important a good nights sleep is to learning and memory. There are two basic
categories of memory. Declarative memory involves learning facts or a sequence
of facts. Procedural memory involves learning the principles required to solve
problems. A lack of sleep does not become a barrier to learning or recalling
factual information that use a person's declarative memory. A lack of sleep
becomes a barrier to learning or recalling principles or problem solving. A
complete explanation can be found at her website under sleep problems.
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