Weirdness Of Dreams May Be Why We Have Them, Says New Theory of Dreaming

Weirdness Of Dreams May Be Why We Have Them, Says New Theory of Dreaming

Inspired by techniques used to train deep neural networks, a neuroscience professor has argued for a new theory of dreams: the overfitted brain hypothesis. The hypothesis, from Erik Hoel at Tufts University, suggests that the strangeness of our dreams serves to help our brains better generalize our day-to-day experiences. “There’s obviously an incredible number of theories […]

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