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The Science of Dreaming

Dreaming is one of the weirdest things we do & in this SciShow infusion Hank talks about how science is helping us understand why we dream, what our brains are up to when they're doing it, and why dreaming may be critically important to the function of our waking brain. He also touches on the fascinating subject of lucid dreaming. Try to stay awake!Like SciShow! http://www.facebook.com/scishowFollow SciShow: http://www.twitter.com/scishowReferences for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-1zUrscishow, science, biology, dreaming, neuroscience, dreams, brain, human, sigmund freud, symbolic, repressed wishes, electrical activity, EEG machine, brain activity, sleep cycle, sleep stages, paralysis, paralyzed, REM sleep, paradoxical sleep, narrative dream, desire, memory, conscious, problem-solving, nap, research, simulation, evolution, test, possibility, emotion, psychiatric disorder, experience, rational, lucid dreaming, conscious brain, physiology, gray matter, cerebral cortex, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, awareness, nightmare, depression, anxiety
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