Neuroscience

Recording bad dreams in rats

A trio of researchers working at New York University Neuroscience Institute has recorded what appear to be bad dreams in the brains of rats as they sleep. In their paper published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Gabrielle ...

Medical research

Double duty

When Collin Stultz was 4 years old, his Jamaican parents moved their family to Brooklyn, N.Y., in search of a better life. The Stultzes wanted their children to achieve the American dream — which, to them, meant becoming ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can we train ourselves to control our dreams?

A new national study at the University of Adelaide is investigating how people can mentally prepare themselves to influence their dreams.

Neuroscience

The inferotemporal cortex is key to differentiating between objects

As visual information flows into the brain through the retina, the visual cortex transforms the sensory input into coherent perceptions. Neuroscientists have long hypothesized that a part of the visual cortex called the inferotemporal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dreams: Full of meaning or a reflex of the brain?

It's a question that has long fascinated and flummoxed those who study human behavior: From whence comes the impulse to dream? Are dreams generated from the brain's "top" - the high-flying cortical structures that allow us ...

Neuroscience

Dreaming is still possible even when the mind is blank

Isabelle Arnulf and colleagues from the Sleep Disorders Unit at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) have outlined case studies of patients with Auto-Activation Deficit who reported dreams when awakened from REM sleep ...

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