Aug 19, 2010

Dreams

Astrologers and psychics, move over, labcoat scientists are getting in on the study of dreams. First up, Harvard Professor Robert Stickgold tells us about how he found a foothold into studying dreams, and published the first paper on the scientific study of dreams in 40 years with a little help from Tetris. Then, MIT Prof Matt Wilson peers into sleeping rat brains. He’s learned to read the synaptic brain chatter in the rat brains, and—though he won’t quite say it himself—it seems pretty clear that he’s seeing their dreams.

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