Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Sounds as though there is an axe to grind here, but I personally side with Jamison and do not consider mad genius to be a myth. To think well beyond the herd, acquired knowledge must be altered at the synaptic level. The problem is that societal norms and acceptable behaviors, stored collectively within those same synapses, will similarly drift. So, expect the significant paradigm shifts to come from the more 'twisted' minds, as the ancients accurately observed. If interested, see http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877(16)30363-2/abstract.
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