A group of researchers from the Higher school of Paris established: even in sleep the human brain is able to perceive the meaning. The results of the experiment tells the publication the Journal of Neuroscience.

The volunteers asked for some time to be under the supervision of scientists. In the experiment, subjects slept in the laboratory. The activity of the human brain was investigated using special instruments.

Scientists have noticed, and men, m women during slow phase of sleep perfectly perceive the word from the outside world. Remember, however, only words in the known human languages. Phrase in an unknown foreign language, the brain of the volunteers did not perceive.

Interestingly, the word brain "understands" only in the slow phase of sleep. It was at this time part of the brain responsible for dreaming and learning, goes into "hibernation".

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