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Massive Study of 24,000 Dreams Suggests They Really Are Continuations of Reality. Where do dreams come from?

Massive Study of 24,000 Dreams Suggests They Really Are Continuations of Reality

It's an age-old question, something people have been wondering and theorising about for millennia. Whereas ancient civilisations may have interpreted dreams as having supernatural or spiritual origins, in modern society, we're more likely to analyse our dreams in terms of our waking life, looking for meaningful connections linking the content of dreams with lived experiences from our day-to-day existence. "Research has repeatedly provided strong support for what sleep scientists refer to as the 'continuity hypothesis of dreams': most dreams are a continuation of what is happening in everyday life," researchers led by computer scientist Alessandro Fogli from Roma Tre University in Italy explain in a new study. "It turns out that everyday life impacts dreaming (e.g. anxiety in life leads to dreams with negative affect) and vice versa (e.g. dreaming impacts problem-solving skills).

" The findings are reported in Royal Society Open Science. Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions. EdX Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions CAMBRIDGE, MA – May 21, 2013 – EdX , the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, today announced another doubling of its university membership with the addition of its first Asian institutions and further expansion in the Ivy League.

Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions

The xConsortium is gaining 15 prestigious higher education institutions, bringing its total to 27, including Tsinghua University and Peking University in China, The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in Hong Kong, Kyoto University in Japan, and Seoul National University in South Korea, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The expansion reflects edX’s rapidly growing global student body and supports its vision of transforming education by bringing the power of learning to all regardless of location or social status. Asia – Australia - Europe - United States - Patreon: Support the creators you love.

Percy Bysshe Shelley. Community. Time and the Nature of Reality By ZEEYA MERALI We recently ran an article (courtesy of Nautilus Magazine) in which physicist Paul Davies ran through some open questions about the nature of time.


I want to alert you to another discussion currently taking place on the Big Questions Online... FQXb (bio) By WILLIAM OREM Everyone is talking this week about the dramatic confirmation of inflationary theory: those first-instant gravitational waves whose details may even point--being, if you will, quantum phenomena that went suddenly ultra-macroscopic--toward the correct... BICEP2: Primordial Gravitational Waves & Evidence... By ZEEYA MERALI Updated: Congratulations to FQXi's Alan Guth and Andrei Linde following the announcement of the first direct detection of B modes -- evidence of their inflation theory. Well done to those working on BICEP2, and all others who have contributed to the... "What is quantum information *really* good for? " FEATURED FQXi MEMBER VIDEOS What I am... The Great Mistake. Dalton Caldwell.

The Great Mistake

Photo: Alex Washburn/WIRED Before the great gold rush of venture capital and public offerings, there was an idea that the Internet should not just change the world, but actively make it a better place. Video & Audio: Why isn't there more progress in philosophy? - Metadata. [1306.0159] The Ghost in the Quantum Turing Machine. Margaret Wertheim – The limits of physics. Theoretical physics is beset by a paradox that remains as mysterious today as it was a century ago: at the subatomic level things are simultaneously particles and waves.

Margaret Wertheim – The limits of physics

Like the duck-rabbit illusion first described in 1899 by the Polish-born American psychologist Joseph Jastrow, subatomic reality appears to us as two different categories of being. But there is another paradox in play. Physics itself is riven by the competing frameworks of quantum theory and general relativity, whose differing descriptions of our world eerily mirror the wave-particle tension. When it comes to the very big and the extremely small, physical reality appears to be not one thing, but two. Discussion Forums - Tamgas or not? Extraneous motifs on weavings.

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Through the mist of the past. ‎ Res Obscura. OATD – Open Access Theses and Dissertations. Collection History. The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps.

Collection History

The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 55,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. The site is free and open to the public. Maps are uniquely suited to high-resolution scanning because of the large amount of detailed information they contain. With Luna Imaging's Insight® software, the maps are experienced in a revolutionary way.

About the technology Insight client/server and browser software by Luna Imaging, Inc. Interesting Search Engines. The Writer's Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin's Timeless Advice on Writing. The Science of "Chunking," Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity. By Maria Popova “Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view… We are forced to contemplate a new, higher pattern that binds lower ones together.”

The Science of "Chunking," Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Photos du journal.