Dreams, mnemonics, and tuning for criticality.

Barak Pearlmutter, Conor J Houghton

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-626
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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