Israeli scientists help you quit smoking while you sleep

Rotten eggs, fish and cigarettes mixed together produce a vile smell. And that’s exactly the mixture Weizmann Institute scientists used to help smokers quit their unhealthy habit while sleeping.

Having already proven the idea of sleep-learning  – exactly what it sounds like, learning new information while you sleep – Prof. Noam Sobel of the Weizmann Institute’s Neurobiology Department and his PhD student Anat Arzi report in the Journal of Neuroscience that certain kinds of olfactory conditioning applied during sleep could induce us to change our behavior, including cutting down on nicotine intake.


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