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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Dark Ghost
I had a vivid dream last night involving a hovercraft, dragons…
Unless you can produce a dragon scale to science for examination there isn't much they can do to verify your claims. Imagination is even more rampant during sleep.
Instruments don't go there.
Maybe one day they will invent a dream camera or mass spectrometer that works in both worlds.
An algorithm predicts the images in a dream
A learning simulation, combined with fMRI readings, is able to predict the visualizations seen by a dreamer in real time
Read more: www.smithsonianmag.com...
Researchers in Japan were able to identify broad categories of what was seen in dreams with 60 per cent accuracy.
It is hoped the development could eventually help to unlock the surreal world of sleepers’ dreams, with widespread implications for psychological therapy and sleep research.
Dr Robert Stickgold, a neuroscientist and dream expert from Harvard Medical School in Boston, described the study as ''stunning in its detail and success''.
He told the journal Science: ''This is probably the first real demonstration of the brain basis of dream content.''
The experiments, conducted in Japan, involved three volunteers who were encouraged to take naps in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine.
Recordings from the fMRI brain scans were examined for activity patterns that coincided with the dream categories. Volunteers were also asked to look at photos from the internet corresponding to their dreams while their brain activity was monitored.
The data were used to train a computer programme to recognise the brain activity ''signatures'' associated with different types of dream image, while weeding out non-visual brain activity during sleep.
In a second round of dreaming, the programme successfully predicted what kind of images each volunteer was dreaming about with 60 per cent accuracy.
The team wrote in Science: ''Our findings provide evidence that specific contents of visual experience during sleep are represented by, and can be read out from, visual cortical activity patterns shared with stimulus representation.''
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
How can the most subjective of experiences be viewed in an objective manner?
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: BlueMule
Science is knowledge, it has to have parameters with which to measure/ analyse, for accuracy.
If a concept has less measurable parameters, it isn't the fault of science, it is the limitations of the concept or the ability for humanity to accurately determine the measurable factors in the concept.
True, but it usually get in the way of Gods divine plans, which usually angers God pretty easily.
Well apparently God gave us freewill so lets face it, if he/she/its somehow offended by Humanity's present condition, short of turning up to correct the situation, it entirely of his own volition.