Babies Learn While Sleeping
Interview: Bill Fifer, PhD, developmental psychobiologist, Columbia University
Two conversations, now, about how we learn. First: babies.
Itís no secret that human learning goes on virtually from birth, and, as it turns out, day and night.
Thatís the finding of our next guest.
Bill Fifer, PhD, is a developmental psychobiologist at Columbia University. He recently published a study that found that newborns can do simple learning while theyíre asleep.
He chats with Sound Medicineís Kathy Miller to explain how he figured that out, and how his research might lead to earlier detection of developmental disorders in children.