A Theory of Sleep

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at victoria.tc.ca
Mon Aug 13 12:07:03 EST 2001


"yan king yin" wrote on Mon, 13 Aug 2001:

> Hi All,
>
> This is the first draft of my paper.
> Critiques or comments welcome.
>
> The HTML version with a few figures is at:
> http://www.angelfire.com/myband/sevenless/Sleep.htm
>
> =================
> A Theory of Sleep
> =================
>
> The Generative theory of sleep is proposed here.
> It is based on synaptic selectionism, summarized below.
> The new theory construes REM sleep as the generator of
> "random" synaptic connections; and slow-wave sleep as
> the stage where inadaptive synapses are eliminated.
> Molecular mechanisms are speculated upon.  [...]
ATM:
Thank you for this very well thought-out paper on Usenet.

Some collateral ideas on a theory of mind are on-line at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mind/ in the Docs area.

> [...] The random generation in REM sleep might be
> the reason why dreams are bizarre. Also, immediately
> after waking, the brain needs a period of adaptation
> before being fully awake. This indicates that there
> might be reorganization during sleep.  [...]
>
> (13 August 2001) contact author: y.k.y at lycos.com




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