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The Effect of Sleep on Children's Word Retention and Generalization

Axelsson, Emma; Williams, Sophie E; Horst, Jessica S


In the first few years of life children spend a good proportion of time sleeping as well as acquiring the meanings of hundreds of words. There is now ample evidence of the effects of sleep on memory in adults and the number of studies demonstrating the effects of napping and nocturnal sleep in children is also mounting. In particular, sleep appears to benefit children's memory for recently-encountered novel words. The effect of sleep on children's generalization of novel words across multiple...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-08-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01192
Access Rights: Open Access


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