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Publication - Dr Conor Houghton

    Dreams, mnemonics, and tuning for criticality.


    Pearlmutter, B & Houghton, CJ, 2013, ‘Dreams, mnemonics, and tuning for criticality.’. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol 36., pp. 625-626


    According to the tuning-for-criticality theory, the essential role of sleep is to protect the brain from super-critical behaviour. Here we argue that this protective role determines the content of dreams and any apparent relationship to the art of memory is secondary to this.

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