Paradoxical Sleep

The artist Fernando Orellana has recorded his own brainwave activity and eye movement during REM sleep and used this to program the movement of a robot. The title of this project is 'Sleep Waking'. This captures the paradox of dreaming: you are asleep but brain activity looks the same as if you are awake.

Sleep Waking

The link below is to a short radio programme on Dreams. It has contributions from V. S. Ramachandran, Mark Solms, and Martin Conway. They discuss the history of dream research, theories of dreaming, Freud, and do cats dream.

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In our Time: Dreams

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