The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The strange world of felt presences

The strange world of felt presences | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
What links polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices?
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Now this is weird. A feeling that another person or 'presence' is with you during extreme events such as grief.  First noticed by Ernest Shackleton during his rescue mission from the South Pole.

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Lack of sound sleep may lead to stress, illusion of pain

Lack of sound sleep may lead to stress, illusion of pain | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
PATNA: If you feel like chest pain, it may be because of lack of sound sleep for regular eight hours. Doctors suggest that loss of sleep and resultant stress may lead to illusions of pain in certain...
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American Sleep Association

The American Sleep Association (ASA) is an international organization dedicated to increasing awareness about sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), parasomnias, and narcolepsy.

This article makes clear the difference between hallucinations, illusions and dreams.

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At The Right Hand of Sleep - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

At The Right Hand of Sleep - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
When we're drowsy, and on the point of falling asleep, our awareness of the outside world tends to dim. But a fascinating new paper reports that, for most
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Fascinating study of how the left hand side of your senses shut down as you fall asleep.

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Sleep Paralysis: page 2

Sleep Paralysis: page 2 | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Article explores the link between sleep paralysis and illusions or, more properly, hallucinations about alien abductions

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melissa soriano's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:00 PM

What is sleep paralysis?

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Catching up on lost sleep a dangerous illusion - USATODAY.com

Catching up on lost sleep a dangerous illusion - USATODAY.com | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
New study shows that the ability to function deteriorates rapidly and getting 10 hours on a weekend night doesn't make up for getting six or less during the week.
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Julien Cuyeu's curator insight, November 10, 2014 10:01 AM

Don't stay up late and end up getting less than 6 hours of sleep. It will evenutally catch up to you and bite you in your ass. But in the world of business and work, employers care about making revenue  and doing it quick.