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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