DailyDirt: When You Sleep, What Do Your Fingers Know?
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Everyone sleeps, or at least everyone besides one Vietnamese guy sleeps. Some medications to help people sleep have led to weird sleep-walking behaviors, but there are plenty of other strange things that people do in their sleep. Here are just a few examples.
- Lee Hadwin is somewhat productive while he sleeps and becomes a decent sketch artist while he's unconscious. He started sleep-drawing while he was 4 years old, and he got better and better at it over the years. So apparently, the 10,000 hour rule for mastery also applies to unconscious learning. [url]
- Swiss researchers are studying how sleeping in a hammock changes people's unconscious brain activity. Gentle rocking motions seem to induce a different kind of sleep -- measurable with scalp electrodes. [url]
- Scientists at UC Berkeley have found that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep can help relieve painful memories. Memories seem to be reactivated during REM sleep, and understanding this phenomenon may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. [url]
- To discover more interesting articles on the human mind, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]