Re: MIND: dreamscaping

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 14:37:06 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 28 Oct 1996, Ian Goddard wrote:

> Brain scans of a normal sleep induction and then of a lucid
> dream induction should reveal what areas of the brain cause
> "consciousness" to be, by the simple fact that in the first
> case they turn off, but in the second case they stay on.

Interesting idea. It might be worth looking through the literature for
this (although it might still be hard to test; we have to use FMRI
instead of PET).

> IAN: The mind learns. Have you ever heard if born-blind people dream?
> I wonder how much mental imagery is "encoded."

Yes, blind people have dreams too, but they involve other sensory
modalities (I don't have my psychology books close, so I do not have much
more information).

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