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SOCIETY AND CULTURE Maria Cristina D.

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HOW DO YOU STUDY?
SMELL OF ROSES, EVEN DURING SLEEP, SHOWN TO
HELP IMPROVE LEARNING SUCCESS BY AS MUCH AS
30%
Effortless learning during sleep is the dream of many people—but the smell of roses
may actually be the key to making that dream a reality.

According to an extensive new laboratory sleep study, German researchers found


that smells have a very supportive effect on learning success when presented both
during learning and sleep.
For the study, pupils in two school classes learned English vocabulary with and without
scent sticks during the learning period and also at night—and the students
remembered the vocabulary much better with a scent. The study was published in the
Nature Group’s Open Access journal Scientific Reports earlier this week.
For the study, first author and student teacher Franziska Neumann conducted several
experiments with 54 students from two 6th grade classes in a school in southern
Germany.
The young participants from the test group were asked to place rose-scented incense
sticks on their desks at home while learning English vocabulary and on the bedside
table next to the bed at night. In another experiment, they also placed the incense
sticks on the table next to them during a vocabulary test at school during an English
test. The results were compared with test results in which no incense sticks were used
during one or more phases.
“The students showed a significant increase in learning success by about 30% if the
incense sticks were used during both the learning and sleeping phases,” says
Neumann. The results also suggest that the additional use of the incense sticks during
the vocabulary test promotes memory.
“One particular finding beyond the seminal initial study was, that the fragrance also
works when it is present all night,” says Kornmeier.
“Our study shows that we can make learning during sleep easier. And who would
have thought that our nose could help considerably in this,” says Kornmeier.
EFFECT TO THE SOCIETY
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TEEN SAVED FROM SEIZURE AFTER
ONLINE GAMING FRIEND CALLS POLICE
FROM 5,000 MILES AWAY
This 17-year-old gamer in the United Kingdom was given the medical attention he
needed thanks to his online friend calling for paramedics from 5,000 miles away.

Earlier this month, Aidan Jackson had been playing video games from his bedroom in
Widnes, England while his parents watched television downstairs. He had been
playing with his 20-year-old friend Dia Lathora from Texas when he suddenly started
to make sounds of what she could “only describe as a seizure”.

When Dia started asking her friend if he was okay, she heard no response—so she
immediately began scouring the internet for the correct emergency phone number in
the English town.

After Dia finally settled on dialing the non-emergency law enforcement number, she
forced herself to stay calm and could explain to the dispatcher that she was calling
from America to help her UK friend.
Minutes later when paramedics arrived on Aidan’s street, his
parents assumed that they were headed to a different household.
“We were at home watching TV and Aidan was upstairs in his
room. The next thing we noticed was two police cars outside with
flashing lights,” Aidan’s mother Caroline Jackson told The Liverpool
Echo. “I assumed they were in the area for another reason and then
they ran up to the front door.
“They said there was an unresponsive male at the address. We
said we hadn’t called anyone and they said a call had come from
America. I immediately went to check on Aidan and found him
extremely disorientated.”

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