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How the Brain ‘Sees’ Dreams

How the Brain ‘Sees’ Dreams

New research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, shows brain activity during the dreaming phase of sleep is remarkably similar to brain activity when we’re awake and processing new visual images, suggesting the brain “sees” dreams.

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Will Transhumanism Lead to Greater Freedom?

Will Transhumanism Lead to Greater Freedom?

A friend emailed me to say that he believed that transhumanists should strive to be free, if free will doesn’t currently exist, or strive to be freer, if humans currently possess some small modicum of free will.

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Neuroscience and Free Will

Neuroscience and Free Will

This discovery — that our brains ‘make us do it’ and that ‘we’ don’t — is thought to have a number of significant social implications, particularly for our practices of blame and punishment.

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