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:
> 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. [...]
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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