The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

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The Influence of Sleep on Memory


Andrew Soave


The purpose of the current report was to determine if sleep could affect the recall of word pairs, participants were 24 students from the University of Western Ontario and its affiliate campuses. Participants were given 8 concrete or abstract word pairs and were tested on the word pairs 12 hours later. Participants filled this time with either sleep or by being awake. The results of the study showed that there was no significant interaction between sleep or awake conditions with concreteness on recall F(l,20) = 1.76, p >.05, n.s. This study concludes that sleep did not effect the recall of word pairs, which differs from the results of past research.

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