Dreaming

Mind as a Virtual Reality Machine

Mind as a Virtual Reality Machine

By what empirical means can a person determine whether he or she is presently awake or dreaming? Any conceivable test addressing this question, which is a special case of the classical metaphysical doubting of reality, must be statistical (for the same reason that empirical science is, as noted by Hume).

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Video Friday: Mind Wandering and Dreaming

Video Friday: Mind Wandering and Dreaming

Dreaming, a process in which our minds creatively combine elements of the day and other sensory experiences, during our sleep, is a hot new topic in topic in brain science. With our current technology, researchers are able to link activity patterns seen on neuro-imaging with sensory processing in the mind. Although currently the dreaming brain is an emerging science composed more of theory than ev...

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