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Oct 14, 2009


Stephen Downes

> I'm not sure what the purpose of the cycle is, but perhaps it's important to prevent individual neurons from sleeping continuously for more than a few hours?

I think it's a Boltzmann mechanism of annealing.

Fantasy Writer Guy

Can't hear your video yet 'cause I'm in a public place and mindful of courtesy. Your scientific testimony sounds convincing and legitimate to me. From a poetic point of view - I feel like I dream constantly - like it is some inevitable bi-product of having two minds - consciousness and instinct, but that I rarely (but sometimes!) experience my daytime dreaming because it is overwritten by the sights and sounds of the daylight world.

Like a two way mirror where the light may shine on different sides. Know what I mean...

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