Scientists like to tease us. You’ll see in the news one day that ‘Humans Can Learn In Their Sleeep’ so understandably you read the article, eager to discover how such an amazing thing is possible. It is only when you get to the end that your heart sinks as you realise that it, like many other similar announcements of discovery end with the sad line that much research is still needed to draw a conclusion or that such technology for humans are still twenty years away from being built.
Such a tease. Perhaps scientists are getting their revenge for having to sit through English classes analysing text that they did not want anything to do with except to use as fuel for their experiments with fire. If such a thing was possible though, it would be amazing. Studies have shown that things such as smelling in your sleep the same scent you smelt whilst learning things during the day can help embed that information into your brain.
However to me, learning in your sleep means being able to simply download information into your brain whilst asleep. Probably impossible but it would be awesome. What would be the first thing you download into your head?
People with photographic memory probably know how great it is to never forget anything but they still have to go through the process of reading that information and there are only so many books they can read in a day. So imagine being able to go to sleep at night barely knowing how to count to ten in Spanish and then waking up with a head full off Spanish vocabulary. Or waking up knowing every coding language or every great novel.
What do you think the main problem would be though? Would people go crazy? Would they start advertising for advert space in their brains like Google? So when people come and ask them a question, they’d also have to tell them that ToysRus are holding a sale next week.
Would be interesting to see, if the scientists every stopped teasing us that is.
Until Next Time
A Worried Student