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. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    McCrea (profile), Dec 6th, 2011 @ 8:45pm

    Learn something every day

    What's the 10,000 hour rule for mastery?

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    Jose_X, Dec 15th, 2011 @ 2:16pm

    Reworking strong memory pieces pulled in by senses

    I associate REM with deep reliving of junk in my head. Reliving memories, generally, offers a way to overcome/change/re-script/re-associate other mental pieces ("negatives" or "positives") associated with those memories. To learn or relearn, for example, you "grab" the context that is the associated neurons/memories and then change the conclusion of the story. Eg, to learn the answer to a question, you might call in the question or the context that suggests that question and the provide a new answer ("answer" need not necessarily be an image or sound memory of the answer as written in a particular language like English). Anyway, dreaming is like wandering around your mind on strong impulses/memories. REM is just a vivid version of dreaming. The strong memories grab your attention when you are tired and your senses are taking a break. [This is a guess of course.]

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      Michael Ho (profile), Dec 15th, 2011 @ 2:50pm

      Re: Reworking strong memory pieces pulled in by senses

      the brain activity during sleep makes me wonder sometimes if artificial intelligence projects need to look into simulating sleep when developing artificial neural networks.... I'll have to search around a bit to see if any other animals have an REM stage of sleep..? I would be interesting if REM sleep was present in parrots/dolphins/chimps/etc...

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