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    Dreams, mnemonics, and tuning for criticality


    Pearlmutter, Barak A. and Houghton, Conor J. (2013) Dreams, mnemonics, and tuning for criticality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36 (6). pp. 625-626. ISSN 0140-525X

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    Abstract

    According to the tuning-for-criticality theory, the essential role of sleep is to protect the brain from super-critical behaviour. Here we argue that this protective role determines the content of dreams and any apparent relationship to the art of memory is secondary to this.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Dreams; mnemonics; tuning for criticality; sleep;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 6551
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X13001404
    Depositing User: Barak Pearlmutter
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 16:43
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Publisher: Cambridge Open
    Refereed: Yes
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