Why can't I recall things I heard when asleep?

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Offline thedoc

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Why can't I recall things I heard when asleep?
« on: 15/06/2012 05:30:02 »
Bert  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
My wife was kept asleep after brain surgery. I was called in to kings up in camberwell and given instructions of what to do andsay when they woke her after 3 weeks. A year later she recounted word for word my conversation with the doctors and what I had to say and do.

I fall asleep listening to your podcasts - why can I not recall them after I have dozed?

Thanks, love the shows.

Bert Hunt.

What do you think?
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Re: Why can't I recall things I heard when asleep?
« Reply #1 on: 21/07/2012 10:03:35 »
While she may have been immobilised, she may have been conscious at the time.

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Re: Why can't I recall things I heard when asleep?
« Reply #2 on: 21/07/2012 16:01:26 »
The brain injury / medically induced coma did not put all of the brain into standby mode, somewhat like locked-in-syndrome where the patient is aware but cannot move, or anesthesia awareness a similar drug induced effect.
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Re: Why can't I recall things I heard when asleep?
« Reply #3 on: 04/08/2012 03:02:31 »
I can, and have, heard things on the television whilst asleep. They often incorporate themselves into my dreams. I am often able to recall them after waking up later.
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