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Brain disconnects during deep sleep, UW study says
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | Sept. 29, 2005 | JOHN FAUBER

Posted on 09/30/2005 5:53:03 AM PDT by Obadiah

As we slip into deep sleep, higher regions of our brains take a vacation from each other, disconnecting so much that consciousness is snuffed out and a once highly integrated organ becomes separated, according to a groundbreaking experiment by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alzheimer; brain; schizophrenia; sleep
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1 posted on 09/30/2005 5:53:03 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Obadiah

This explains the liberal mind.


2 posted on 09/30/2005 5:54:32 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: Obadiah

Sleepwalkers: Dean, Pelosi, Reid, Ronnie Earle, Kerry, Kennedy, Shays...and many, many more!!!


3 posted on 09/30/2005 5:54:54 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: Obadiah

Did you know that if you manually excerpt an article you can post 300 words of the article and still comply with the excerpting requirement?


4 posted on 09/30/2005 5:55:32 AM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: Obadiah

Explains how all the libs I know sleep until noon.


5 posted on 09/30/2005 5:55:43 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Obadiah

RATS must be in a perpetual state of sleep.


6 posted on 09/30/2005 5:56:31 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: saganite

Yeah right. Copyright laws are suddenly suspended.


7 posted on 09/30/2005 5:56:56 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Huh?


8 posted on 09/30/2005 5:57:45 AM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: Obadiah

That is why sleep is called the Little Death


9 posted on 09/30/2005 5:58:31 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Obadiah

I have a colleague who explains this phenomenon using quantum mechanical arguments.


10 posted on 09/30/2005 5:58:40 AM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: uncbob

> That is why sleep is called the Little Death

Hello. That's not what I've heard described as "little death." Think "Big O"


11 posted on 09/30/2005 5:59:57 AM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: satchmodog9
"Explains how all the libs I know sleep until noon."
That's OK: it is their only innocuous activity. That way at least till noon you are free from their evil and malice. Thus it is to be encouraged and promoted. If one could drive all of them into permanent lethargy - why, imagine the great progress we would be making then!
12 posted on 09/30/2005 6:00:13 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: saganite

What?


13 posted on 09/30/2005 6:00:40 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Obadiah

This might explain why we utter gibberish and other funny things when we wake up suddenly. Maybe the brain takes a few moments to "reconnect" everything?


14 posted on 09/30/2005 6:01:49 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: XEHRpa
I have some QM theories about Teddy but I'm not gonna go there.
15 posted on 09/30/2005 6:02:57 AM PDT by varyouga (Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
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To: frankjr

Sleepwalkers? No, they're the Walking Dead zombies..........


16 posted on 09/30/2005 6:05:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: saganite

Thanks.


17 posted on 09/30/2005 6:06:25 AM PDT by Obadiah (Deuteronomy 6:5)
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To: Obadiah

I'll have to read this later. I'm still drinking my first cup of coffee. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


18 posted on 09/30/2005 6:07:15 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Obadiah

Whenever I eat a sardine and horseradish sandwich my brain disconnects from my body, and I don't need to go to sleep for the disconnection to take place.

Can I get my taxpayer grant now?


19 posted on 09/30/2005 6:13:31 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Member of Arbor Day Foundation, travelling the country and destroying open space)
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To: Obadiah

Bump


20 posted on 09/30/2005 6:13:52 AM PDT by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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To: Obadiah

I would really like to understand why my dreaming brain can dredge up faces from my distant past. Not only that, why those faces are people who never really played a major part in my life but I find myself talking to them as old friends?


21 posted on 09/30/2005 6:14:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: PatrickHenry

Science ping.


22 posted on 09/30/2005 6:15:44 AM PDT by Junior (Some drink to silence the voices in their heads. I drink to understand them.)
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To: satchmodog9
Explains how all the libs I know sleep until noon.

Bloodsucking vampires are accustomed to sleeping during the day anyways.

CC

23 posted on 09/30/2005 6:25:08 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Billy Tauzin about Louisiana: "half the state is under water, the other half is under indictment")
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To: GSlob
I've always done my best work before lunch. Of course lunch often came at 3PM. };^)
24 posted on 09/30/2005 6:26:10 AM PDT by Roccus (Able Danger? What's an Able Danger?)
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To: sergeantdave

Been there. I'm going to be thinking about horseradish all day.


25 posted on 09/30/2005 6:29:34 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: cripplecreek
I would really like to understand why my dreaming brain can dredge up faces from my distant past. Not only that, why those faces are people who never really played a major part in my life but I find myself talking to them as old friends?

Yanno, I've wondered the same thing. I had a dream the other night about a girl who went to high school with me. I don't think I said ten words to her in four years of high school, but in the dream, like you say, we were old friends.

26 posted on 09/30/2005 6:31:51 AM PDT by Terabitten (God grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who have gone before me.)
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To: VadeRetro; Junior; longshadow; RadioAstronomer; Doctor Stochastic; js1138; Shryke; RightWhale; ...
Serious article about consciousness.

SciencePing
An elite subset of the Evolution list.
See the list's explanation at my freeper homepage.
Then FReepmail to be added or dropped.

27 posted on 09/30/2005 6:35:17 AM PDT by PatrickHenry (Disclaimer -- this information may be legally false in Kansas.)
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To: Terabitten

That's the way my dream was last night. I knew the girl from school and knew her for the better part of twenty years but we were never friends and I never felt any attraction for her. Suddenly last night I find myself sitting in my great grandmothers livingroom of all places talking to this girl like we've been friends all along.

I woke up in the middle of the night thinking "what the...."


28 posted on 09/30/2005 6:43:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Obadiah
"It advances our understanding," Steriade said. "Non-scientists should care about this research because it relates to what makes us humans."

I thought animals had brains, slept and dreamed, too. Does that mean that... oh, yeah, I get it!
29 posted on 09/30/2005 6:45:21 AM PDT by SalukiLawyer
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To: uncbob
That is why sleep is called the Little Death

My doctor once told me that the reason you sometimes wake up with a start just as you fall asleep is that the brain is reacting to what it senses as impending death. He said going to sleep and dying are not that far apart (as far as what your brain senses).

30 posted on 09/30/2005 6:49:44 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: Obadiah

The 'disconnect' period is permanent feature of Liberals.


31 posted on 09/30/2005 6:53:30 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: marvlus

Liberal mind, like "liberal thinking," is a major oxymoron.


32 posted on 09/30/2005 7:03:39 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: XEHRpa

Overstock.com??


33 posted on 09/30/2005 7:06:55 AM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (When money is no object - it's your money they're talking about)
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To: PatrickHenry

I once dreamed that I was teaching a class; I woke up, and sure enough, I was.


34 posted on 09/30/2005 7:19:37 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Obadiah

It works different in my mother-in-law and my totally worthless brother-in-law (if you know him he probably owes you money). The brain automaticly disconnects the instant the mouth flys open.


35 posted on 09/30/2005 7:29:50 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (ISLAM. The religion of the criminally insane.)
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To: Obadiah

If this was done in Madison; it makes perfect sense.


36 posted on 09/30/2005 7:35:13 AM PDT by STD (Every Knee Shall Bow)
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To: PatrickHenry

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 09/30/2005 7:39:39 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Obadiah

saganite made a good point - a few more words would be nice...


38 posted on 09/30/2005 7:48:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (When incentives are switched, patterns change. Until then -- same old, same old.)
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To: manwiththehands
" "reconnect" "

synchronize

39 posted on 09/30/2005 7:52:54 AM PDT by spunkets
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To: Roccus

Hmmm... I am about as troglodytic as they come [thus no librul], but I am an extreme "owl" and prefer to keep vampire hours and to sleep till 3pm if I only could do so. The best ideas usually come to me between 8-9pm and 4am.


40 posted on 09/30/2005 9:01:48 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: satchmodog9

They are doing so in accordance with the scripture: vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere - it's a vanity to get up before light.


41 posted on 09/30/2005 9:04:34 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: PatrickHenry

bump for later


42 posted on 09/30/2005 10:16:31 AM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: marvlus

Permanently severed?


43 posted on 09/30/2005 10:20:29 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Nagin Cried, People died.)
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To: Obadiah
I've had the hemispheres of my brain wake up separately. Lemme tell ya... It can be quite disconcerting to see reality with one eye and a dream version of it with the other.
44 posted on 09/30/2005 10:20:48 AM PDT by Redcloak (We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin' "whiskey for my men and beer for my horses!")
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To: AppyPappy

You might want to pay closer attention, because he is exactly correct on the 300 word limit.


45 posted on 09/30/2005 10:22:32 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Link please.


46 posted on 09/30/2005 10:28:52 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

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47 posted on 09/30/2005 10:31:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Simply try to do a test posting from a source requiring excerpting, please.


48 posted on 09/30/2005 10:36:55 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: AppyPappy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts


49 posted on 09/30/2005 10:38:02 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Obadiah

My brain (thankfully) disconnects if I'm dragged by my wife into a clothing store.


50 posted on 09/30/2005 10:40:31 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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