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A forest of porous dreaming

A forest of porous dreaming | cognition | Scoop.it
A fascinating section of the book How Forests Think by anthropologist Eduardo Kohn where he describes how dreaming is much more porous among the Runa people of Ecuador. This is both because of how ...
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Scientists Measure Dream Content For The First Time

Scientists Measure Dream Content For The First Time | cognition | Scoop.it
The ability to dream is a fascinating aspect of the human mind. However, how the images and emotions that we experience so intensively when we dream form in our heads remains a mystery.

Via Dimitris Agorastos, Romylos Pantzakis, Sandeep Gautam
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Sleep and dreaming: Where do our minds go at night? - life - 05 February 2013 - New Scientist

We are beginning to understand how our brains shape our dreams, and why they contain such an eerie mixture of the familiar and the bizarre

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And, inspired to look into it by her own son's gaming, Jayne Gackenbach at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada, has found that players are beginning to report a greater sense of control over their dreams, with the feeling that they are active participants inside a virtual reality. She points out that gamers are more likely to try to fight back when they dream of being pursued by an enemy, for instance. Ironically, this interaction seems to make their dreams less scary and more exciting. "They say things like - 'this was a nightmare, but it was awesome'. They are invigorated by it," Gackenbach says.