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    Weird Dreams Train Our Brains to Be Better Learners

    For many of us over the last year and more, our waking experience has, you might say, lost a bit of its variety. We spend more time with the same people, in our homes, and go to fewer places. Our stimuli these days, in other words, aren’t very stimulating. Too much day-to-day routine, too much […]

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    Why Your Sleeping Brain Replays New Rewarding Experiences

    It turned out that, yes, the participants’ brains revealed they were doing a kind of “neural replay” of the game they had been manipulated to win.Illustration by Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock During this Olympics, I’ve been rooting for Kelleigh Ryan, who is on the women’s foil team. She’s from Ottawa, where I live. Whenever she […]

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    Read the Lost Dream Journal of the Man Who Discovered Neurons

    An exclusive look at the dreams Santiago Ramon y Cajal recorded to prove Freud was wrong.

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    Why You Keep Dreaming About Being Naked

    Are the common elements in our dreams the result of basic biology, or something deeper?