We don’t know for sure why dreaming is a thing at all - but a neuroscience researcher at Tufts University has an idea that might help explain them. It’s called the overfitted brain hypothesis - and it’s based on something that happens with artificial intelligence. Plus: a new book showcases scenic photos of certain small buildings in the Alps that everybody has to use once in a while.
Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo has created a new work called “If We Were XYZ,” and it’s based on her dreams, which she documented with the help of an electroencephalogram machine. Plus: The World Food Championships are now underway in Dallas, with some 1,500 award-winning chefs and cooks putting it all on the line and/or plates.
We're thinking of hiring a marriage counselor to sleep next to the bed and referee these soporific squabbles.
What I intended to be a short hour-and-change nap tonight turned into one of the more surreal voyages my subconscious has ever booked.
Funny how dreams can kickstart the ol' creative juices. d