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A brain science expert shares his 30-second exercise to jumpstart your creative thinking at work

You may seem creative if you suggest doing something that breaks the mold, writes Moran Cerf. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks; below are his answers to two recent questions. In today's c...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Trends, Strategy, Neuroscience, Creativity, REM, Q&a, Nordic, Northwestern University, Rapid Eye Movement REM, Kellogg School of Management, Alfred P Sloan, Deirdre Barrett, Moran Cerf, Contributor 2019

Welcome to my nightmare: researchers to investigate the strange world of Covid dreams

Vivid and more frequent dreams during the pandemic are not just a topic of idle chatter – cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers are also interestedHow Covid-19 is impacting people’s dreams is the subject of a study being run by a cross-disciplinary team of academics from Australia, the UK and Finland.“Pandemic dreams” are already the subject of a book of essays from Harvard research Deirdre Barrett, alongside reams of popular audience articles and social media posts. Continue...
Tags: Health, UK, Sleep, Australia, Life and style, Mental Health, Anxiety, Harvard, Health & wellbeing, Finland, Philosophy, Deirdre Barrett, Australian lifestyle

In Your Dreams

Have you been having bizarre dreams lately? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Harvard dream researcher Deirdre Barrett about her Covid-19 dream survey and what happens when we close our eyes during this global crisis.
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In Your Dreams: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for May 1

Have you been having bizarre dreams lately? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Havard University dream researcher Deirdre Barrett about her Covid-19 dream survey and what happens when we close our eyes during this global crisis.
Tags: Health, Cnn, Sanjay Gupta, Deirdre Barrett, Havard University

Our pandemic subconscious: why we seem to be dreaming much more – and often of insects

Stress can affect the quality and length of sleep. Scientists have been collecting dream data during the coronavirus crisis, with surprising resultsFrom going to bed too late thanks to endless scrolling through theories about the pandemic, to waking up in the night worrying, it is safe to say that Covid-19 is wreaking havoc with our sleep. A major survey conducted by King’s College London with Ipsos Mori showed that two in five people in the UK have reported sleep disturbance. Prof Bobby Duffy, ...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Science, London, Sleep, Life and style, World news, Health & wellbeing, Ipsos Mori, King 's College, Deirdre Barrett, Bobby Duffy, Coronavirus outbreak, Policy Institute at King, Harvard Medical School She

‘I Dream Of COVID’: How The Coronavirus Is Impacting Sleep Around The World

For millions of people around the world dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, sleep brings no relief. The horrors of COVID-19, and the surreal and frightening ways it has upended daily life, are infecting dreams and exposing feelings of fear, loss, isolation and grief that transcend culture, language and national boundaries. Everyone from a college teacher in Pakistan to a mall cashier in Canada to an Episcopalian priest in Florida is confronting the same daytime demon. Each is waking up in ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, World, Canada, Harvard University, Pakistan, Ohio, Vietnam, Detroit, Cornell University, Hiroshima, Punjab, Barrett, GILLIAN FLACCUS, Trevino

Why are people sexually attracted to cartoons? Evolution.

According to Pornhub's annual statistics, "hentai" and "cartoons" were among the most popular categories in 2018.Such pornography is a supernormal stimulus, an artificial object that triggers an animal's instinctual response more intensely than natural analogs.Supernormal stimuli not only explain our heightened response to pornography, but also art, junk food, and social media.Every year Pornhub, the world's largest pornography website, releases annual statistics detailing the trends in online p...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Marriage, Sex, Women, Bbc, Brain, Harvard, United States, Innovation, Men, Playboy, Pornhub, Pacific, Tijuana

Unintended Public Nudity, Rotting Teeth And Other Common Dreams, Decoded By Experts

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night perplexed by your latest weird dream, you’re not alone. We all have some seemingly screwed up dreams. But did you know that many of our dreams stick to a handful of universal scripts? Many researchers use “dream banks” ― collections of dream records from thousands upon thousands of people ― to identify common themes and patterns occurring in dreams. What’s more, by tracking what’s going on in their subjects’ waking lives when those dreams pop...
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Researchers have analysed the somniloquies of the world's most prolific sleep talker

Album artwork for Dion McGregor Dreams Again The "most extensive sleep talker ever recorded", according to a new article in Imagination, Cognition and Personality, is the late American songwriter Dion McGregor. McGregor's unusual sleeping behaviour – one commentator said he "sounds as if he were channeling Truman Capote on acid: flirtatious, slushy, disconnected from reality ..." – first became public in the 1960s when McGregor shared a New York apartment with a posse of other artists and...
Tags: New York, Truman Capote, Dion, Research Digest, McGregor, Christian Jarrett, BPS Research Digest, Harvard Medical School, Barrett, Grayson, Lazy Susan, Barbara Streisand, Dion McGregor, Dion McGregor McGregor, Mike Barr, Deirdre Barrett