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[hypno- + Greek paideia, education; see encyclopedia.]


- Teaching during sleep.
See also related terms for teaching.

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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Noun1.hypnopedia - teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep)
teaching, pedagogy, instruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
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Thus, Macaulay's A's, B's and C's become Huxley's Alpha, Beta, and Epsilon's citizens, with her human husbandry and brain training becoming his post-viviparous genetic engineering and hypnopedia.
Hypnopedia, or the ability to learn during sleep, was popularized in the '60s, with for example the dystopia Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, in which individuals are conditioned to their future tasks during sleep.