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Re: fact or myth - listening to tapes while you sleep?
Mama Maria

    To the best of my knowledge the only tapes that are worth
    listening to while you sleep are language tapes, and this is
    only benificial if it is started with young children and
    continued through age 11 or 12 when auditory processing is
    set.the reason this is benificial is so that language sounds
    dont become "determined" and "specilized" to only one
    language.

    The younmger a child is, the stronger there ability is to
    learn language, a child below the age of 7 is something like
    30 times more capable of learning a second language fluently
    then a teenager (this is why the way we teach second
    languages in the usa is so bad).

    the tapes are good to use with children evwn if you are not
    actively teaching them to speak a second language because it
    at least ensures the child will retain the abilty to hear
    the the sounds which many claim is a pre-requistie to
    actually learning to speak those sounds with any type of
    fluency.


    If there is any research out there to support listening to
    other types of tapes while sleeping i am not familiar with
    it.

    On 10/01/04, rather not say right now wrote:
    > Okay, I hope I'm not looking like an ignorant person right
    > now but this question is bugging me and I hope the
    > professionals here can help me.
    >
    > 1. Does listening to a tape of a subject while you sleep
    > help you retain and learn it better when you are awake?
    >
    > 2. Assuming that the answer to #1 is Yes - If one can
    stand
    > to listen to two or more tapes simultaneoulsy while he or
    > she sleeps, can the brain properly process the information
    > so that it enhances the learning of the three subjects
    > while the person is awake.
    > Ex. Listen to a tape of Hamlet, a lesson on speaking in
    > Spanish, and a tape on Calculus.
    >
    > I have not done this yet, mainly because I only have one
    > tape player right now.
    >
    > Let me know your opinions and any web sites where I can
    > find more information on this.
    >
    > Is this what they call "subliminal learning"?