Re: virus: Dreams (Re: Re: virus-digest V1 #114)
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 10:07:52 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 19 Dec 1996, XYZ Customer Support wrote:

> > From: Lior Golgher <>


> > As far as I know, no animal with a mind can
> > function without dreaming. Dolphins' brains dream in shifts, each time
> > half a brain dreaming and the other half awake, so the dolphin wouldn't
> > sink and suffocate.
> No, one brain sleeps while the other stays awake. No dreaming is
> occuring. Remember that REM by itself is not an indicator of dreaming
> unless it occurs with a certain brain pattern (theta rhythm for most
> animals that do dream).

*OUCH* Lior:

Empirically, the brainwave-frequency required to have any chance
of emulating REM is *gamma* [13+].

Theta [4-8] is the frequency of Type II/III sleep. These are not essential
types, as defined by which ones the brain tries to catch up on. [They
are useful when doing calculations both accurately and quickly....]

The criticals are Type IV and REM.


/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd