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June 26, 2006 4:35 AM Subscribe
Is there anything to be gained by playing recorded lectures while I sleep?
posted by amro to Education (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm currently preparing for two bar exams, and as part of my preparation I've been listening to CDs of lecturers speaking on various areas of the law in my car and when I work out. Would playing them at home as well while I sleep (my stereo has a 3-disc changer so I could play a few hours per night) allow me to subliminally absorb at least some percentage of the information? Conversely, would there be any detrimental effect to doing this – does the brain need a break from stimuli while you sleep? Will I just end up giving myself nightmares about contracts and property law?
(By the way, and to head off some of the peripheral advice that may be coming: I'm not panicked and cramming, just curious about the possibility of a little effortless learning.)