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Passing before you

Posted by Ron Coleman on November 16, 2007


When you go to sleep tonight, your brain may be busy making memories of what you did today — and it will do it in quick spurts, as if your day was being replayed in fast-forward.University of Arizona researchers report that the brain’s medial prefrontal cortex appears to replay daytime activities during sleep six to seven times faster than real time.

Somehow that sounds right — almost as if I can perceive that’s what’s happening when I (eventually) go to sleep.


2 Responses to “Passing before you”

  1. I wonder why…

  2. Jack said

    Since people with eyes perceive everything visually at the speed of light, and since the brain’s electrical impulses are running pretty near this speed (when they are running at all), then does this mean that when the brain dreams it is capable of Faster Than Light Replay (FTLR)?

    And if so doesn’t that really mean that tonight we’re dreaming tomorrow yesterday?
    Or is it the other way around?

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