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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Nov
29
revised What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?
Added link to the cerebrospinal fluid article to point 1
Nov
29
revised Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
added second quote
Nov
29
reviewed Approve Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
Nov
25
accepted Is there a “foreplay” equivalent, priming activity for thinking or conversation?
Nov
25
comment Do more creative people have more unusual dreams?
I've asked a similar question, although mine is more about quantity than quality: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/8668/…
Nov
25
revised Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
added quote
Nov
25
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
In lucid dream induction there's a technique called "non-induction", where after a few intense days of affirmations and other training, the person completely lets go and does not even allow the topic of induction to enter one's mind. It is remarkably effective at inducing lucid dreams when properly executed. I've compared this phenomenon to a coiled spring - a spring will not expand as long as you keep compressing it. In case of induction, learning, focus and intention is the equivalent of compression
Nov
25
answered How to best prepare the mind for a problem identification brainstorm?
Nov
25
comment Is there a part of the human brain responsible for triggering imagination, fantasy and coming up with unusual stories?
Thanks, I modified the question to clarify that I'm asking explicitly about the trigger for the imagination to start. Something fires in the brain and toggles the thinking pattern to diverge towards imaginary or daydreaming.
Nov
25
revised Is there a part of the human brain responsible for triggering imagination, fantasy and coming up with unusual stories?
Clarified the question - it is specifically about the trigger of the imagination
Nov
25
comment What is the neurobiological basis of the “inner voice” used for thought or reading?
I see your objection to the single treaded nature of the voice. In this case, it is the verbal content of these thoughts that matters. Your example of "I'm not thinking right now" disrupts the states I describe just as well.
Nov
25
revised What is the neurobiological basis of the “inner voice” used for thought or reading?
Clarified what the experience feels like in the first paragraph
Nov
24
comment What makes someone attractive psychologically?
From a more biological standpoint, check out this answer, the key word is "Indicator traits", which are perceived as beautiful because they correlate with good genes: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/9500/…
Nov
24
comment Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
How many dreams do you remember per night? My question is about people who are feeling strong enough about creativity to become artists, designers, inventors or otherwise "create" stuff. An analytical person would choose a profession more along the lines of working with numbers or data.
Nov
23
asked Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
Nov
22
awarded  Custodian
Nov
22
reviewed Approve What are the cognitive effects of increasing testosterone levels in men?
Nov
22
accepted Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
Nov
22
revised Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
Bolded let statement
Nov
21
asked Does dream recall alter the dreaming process?