March 7th, 2010
Walker's group hypothesized that while we sleep, information is shifted from one location to another, and the change in the geography of information could improve learning afterward.
In the study, researchers took two groups of healthy young adults. Each group completed two learning sessions. The difference was that between the first and second sessions, one group got to take a 90-minute nap. Members of the group that got the nap improved in their ability to learn by 10 percent, while the non-napping group did 10 percent worse."
These words, such as “plenty” and “breathe,” could be randomly pulled out of a clothes pin bag to form haiku poems or clever phrases during what has become a forgotten chore — drying clothes in the sun.
“I’m trying to make line drying fun so that people will get out of their dryers,” said Shafer, a Sebastopol artist who participated Saturday in a mini-Maker Faire at Copperfield’s Books at Montgomery Village.
The event is a scaled down, community-oriented version of the wildly popular Maker Faire, the world’s premiere do-it-yourself event that’s sponsored by Make Magazine, a publication of Sebastopol-based O’Reilly Media."