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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scientists Measure Dream Content (for the first time)

Another great edge science post from TAL - thanks for being a reader. A tease:
They were then asked to voluntarily “dream” that they were repeatedly clenching first their right fist and then their left one for ten seconds.
This enabled the scientists to measure the entry into REM sleep – a phase in which dreams are perceived particularly intensively – with the help of the subject’s electroencephalogram (EEG) and to detect the beginning of a lucid phase. The brain activity measured from this time onwards corresponded with the arranged “dream” involving the fist clenching. A region in the sensorimotor cortex of the brain, which is responsible for the execution of movements, was actually activated during the dream. This is directly comparable with the brain activity that arises when the hand is moved while the person is awake. Even if the lucid dreamer just imagines the hand movement while awake, the sensorimotor cortex reacts in a similar way.
Controlled Lucid Dreaming was a vital part of the wisdom of the Carlos Castaneda guru - Don Juan. Scientists Measure Dream CONTENT.
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Wonder if there is any way to measure the changes since 1940 in this picture below - six men living in a boarding hourse with three beds.
(click above pic to enlarge)
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BTW, I have a 1920 Tabacco Stand as the headline and main post of today's B. S. Right Here.
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