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RE: RE: How do our brains work?

by turnstep (Parson)
on Oct 17, 2000 at 22:40 UTC ( #37211=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: How do our brains work?
in thread How do our brains work?

Actually, dreaming would be more analagous to a garbage-collection routine, as it throws out unused variables from Memory::ShortTerm and moves some to Memory::LongTerm.

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RE: RE: RE: How do our brains work?
by isotope (Chaplain) on Oct 17, 2000 at 22:45 UTC
    Aside from the garbage collection, I do notice that my dreams help me create strong relationships between data. One of my study strategies was to read through all my notes and coursework one time right before going to sleep. I would dream about the information, and when I awoke, I had a very thorough understanding of it. It worked great for classes where the professor tested us on *everything*.

RE (tilly) 3 (sleep): How do our brains work?
by tilly (Archbishop) on Oct 17, 2000 at 22:56 UTC
    Actually dreaming would appear to be far more complex than that. Try this for some interesting thoughts.

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