Month: March 2014

Q&A about babies learning in their sleep

Do you see any increase in babies intelligence after one nap?

There is a huge chunk of evidence to prove that babies are most likely to retain what they’ve learned while sleeping. A nap can also help for the effect to work.There are studies that say the “critical period” in early childhood effects of sleep restriction are harmful. This means that it can harm the child’s learning development. A babies intelligence can increase just from sleep or a nap.

Do babies learn from what they hear in the environment they sleep in?

Researchers at the University of Florida say that infants are constantly learning to respond to the world around them. “We found a basic form of learning in sleeping newborns…” said Dana Byrd, a research affiliate in psychology at who worked on the project. To test the theory, the researchers played repeating tones while 26 newborn babies were sleeping. They gently puffed their eyelids with air after the sound. Within 20 minutes, 24 of the babies learned to squeeze their eyelids together when they recognized the tones. This shows that about 92% of babies learn from the enviroment around them in their sleep.

How does not getting enough sleep effect babies learning?

Babies sleep for a total of 18 hours in a 24 hour period. Sleeping 3-4 hours at a time day or night. If babies don’t recieve the right amount of sleep, they wouldn’t be able to learn as effectively as they should. They would lack attention and it could affect their learning or actions latter in life. Not getting enough sleep can lead to serious problems for your child and is all too common in our society.

When babies sleep does it increase their 5 senses?

In order for eyesight to develop properly, the newborn baby needs to be able to see with both eyes. Studies have shown that the average person needs 5 hours of sleep for the eyes to renew. With sleep it can increase your sight; a lack of sleep can cause eye problems to occur. For hearing, it is proven that if you can not see, then you relay on your other senses, specifically hearing. For the blind , they mostly relay on their hearing to “see”. Just like how bats use sound to “see”, finding their way around the environment they’re in. When babies (anyone of any age) sleeps they hear everything, and they either pay attention to it (starting to dream about what they hear) or block it out. When babies were in the hearing experiment (sleeping), they listened to the tune playing, which is how they knew when to squeeze their eyes together since a puff of air came after the repetitive tune was played. Sleep can increase babies hearing. Touch and taste can’t really be increased by sleep. Babies can distinguish smells very well, especially their mother’s, mostly if they are breast fed since they are in skin-to-skin contact. Meaning that anyone, including babies can determine a smell with their eyes closed. If they are sleeping they can smell something good being cooked or baked or (if their mothers near) they can smell her. Smelling familiar scents while your eyes are closed or you’re sleeping, can increase the babies (or your scent). This way your recognizing the scent.

~Victoria A. Fischer


Giana’s Current Event


1-what does stress do to the brain?

*stress basically kills a lot of your brain cells because they are being over worked

2-what part of the brain does stress affect?

*the adrenal glands and the hypothalamus

3-how would you try to eliminate the stress in your brain?

*you would try to eliminate any unnesary  commitments

4-does caffeine help the stress go away during a test?

*no based on this – Coffee contains caffeine which is a basically a stimulant drug. And because it is a stimulant, it is possible it can cause problems like stress

5-is stress a good thing for most people?

* yes is a good thing based on this quote So, do yourself a favor and try something new, work on a music piece, go visit a different place, you know…stress yourself out, it’s kind of good for you!



“Accordingly, w…

“Accordingly, we can control the synthesized pitch by preparing directly the corresponding prosodic parameters for each vowel and consonant. Furthermore, this synthesis provides additional processing functionalities such as vowel reduction, vowel devoicing and consonant length adjustment using VOCALOID databases”

6 Questions about a vocaloid;

1. Where is it originally from?

2. Who has developed it.

3. How does it work?

4. How will it work?

5. How much does it cost to make one?

6. What is a vocaloid?

Essential Questions for a Short story

  • Which of the ten characteristics will the killer have?
  1. Sexually stressful events during childhood
  2. Bed-wetting
  3. Growing up lonely and isolated
  4. Fantasies/ Carrying them out on animals
  5. Physical injuries
  • What is the connection between the victims?

They each are models

  • What is the killer’s trademark?

The killer would leave a mini me doll that looks like the victim

  • How should the story be narrated?

The killer talking to a psychologist recounting everything that happened before they were caught

  • Which statistics and info is going to be included into the story?
  1. How many killers there are a year
  2. Most common amount of victims

Julia Burnett– Guiding Questions for Research


  • how has the diagnosis of ADHD in the US increased over the past 20 years?
  • how many of the people diagnosed with ADHD are prescribed drugs at some point during their treatment?
  • how does one get diagnosed with ADHD?
  • difference between ADHD in children and adults? numbers of adults with ADHD vs. children?
  • do people grow out of their ADHD? what percentage of people do?
  • when was ADHD discovered? how was it discovered? by whom?
  • what is going on neurologically in people with ADHD? manifestations of ADHD?
  • what drugs are currently on the market? how do these drugs work? side effects of the drugs?
  • possible theories why the sudden increase in diagnoses?
  • how does the diagnosis of ADHD in the US compare to the diagnosis of ADHD in other first world countries?
  • is there a stigma around ADHD? what is the cultural impact of ADHD? common misconceptions? stereotypes/prejudices? etc?
  • has increased awareness of the disorder contributed to the increase of diagnoses?