hypnopaedia


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hypnopaedia

(ˌhɪpnəʊˈpiːdɪə)
n
(Education) the learning of lessons heard during sleep
[C20: from hypno- + Greek paideia education]

hypnopedia, hypnopaedia

the art or process of learning while asleep by means of lessons recorded on disk or tapes.
See also: Sleep
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We analyze how technological inventions, such as bioengineering, conditioning, hypnopaedia, the feelies and soma, enslave humans and turn them into docile bodies in Brave New World.
Although Foucault's Discipline and Punish emerged about forty years after Huxley's Brave New World, the theory of 'docile body' is prevalent in this novel as Huxley depicts the conflict between individuality and a disciplinary system that generaties 'docile bodies' that are controlled by World Controllers who extend their power through genetic engineering, a conditioning system, feelies, hedonism and hypnopaedia.
Children learn their "moral education" through a process called hypnopaedia, or sleep teaching, in which they hear repeated phrases like "Everyone belongs to everyone else," and "Science is everything.