Robot Dreams

George Bajszar gyuri at usa.net
Tue Sep 12 23:51:15 EST 2000


In article <eaj$40#GAHA.369 at cpmsnbbsa07>,
  "Gary Forbis" <GaryForbis at email.msn.com> wrote:
> "George Bajszar" <gyuri at usa.net> wrote in message news:8pi2p7
$j4t$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...
> > Perhaps sleeping has yet another purpose.
>
> While several functions might be performed in humans during sleep
> it seems to me it's purpose is to select habitat.  Animals have cycles
> of activities.  Few need brain garbage collection cycles.  I guess
this
> is a quibble.

Every mammal must sleep. Sleep is not enough, dreams play a big role.
Without dreams, a person goes insane quickly, the neural networks melt
down to a random mess. Doesn't that suggest that reorganization or
garbage collection of information in the brain is taking place?


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