Learning Anxiety Sleep Brain–based Learning When do you think learning happens? All human beings are born as natural learners. We are born with a brain that knows how to learn Our brain has a natural, innate thinking and learning process.
When you are sleeping!
People sleep in 90 minute cycles.
During REM sleep communication takes place between the synapse and dendrite.
Notice how REM increases with the hours sleeping.
How many hours of sleep do you get?
Men require about 8 hours.
Women require about 9 hours.
In a test of reaction times, people who were tired because of disrupted sleep performed about as poorly as subjects who were legally drunk.
Brain activation during an arithmetic task after a normal night of sleep (top) and following sleep deprivation (bottom).
Yellow represents the most intense activation, red the least intense.
Adult males require a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Adult females require a minimum of 9 hours. Young people between the ages of 13 and 21 require a minimum of 9.25 hours of sleep.
Only 5% of adults can function well with 7 hours or less of sleep a night.
20% of all students fall asleep in class.
ADD is frequently misdiagnosed when it may actually be sleep deprivation.