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Why You Can't Dial a Phone, Read a Book or Escape a Monster in Your Dreams
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Dream researcher Erin J. Wamsley discusses how she began her career, her theory about dreaming and why you should never, ever tell her about what happened in your head last night.
How, Exactly, Does Ambien Work?
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What you need to know about America's favorite sedative.
The Science of Pillow Talk
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Does more testosterone mean less patience for post-sex chatting?
The New Science of Not Giving a Shit
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Slackers' brains might have something in common. Or, whatever.
Are Sarcasm and Creativity Linked?
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Go ahead, roll those eyes.
How We Treated Narcolepsy, Then vs. Now
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From noticing the disease in the 1600s to pinpointing its cause in the 2000s.
Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities
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For 75 years, scientists have looked for a connection between gum-chewing and cognition. Does one exist?
Can Believing You Sleep Well Erase the Effects of a Poor Night's Rest?
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Is ignorance about a poor night's sleep really bliss?
One Sleep or Two? Understanding the Debate Over Segmented Sleep
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How did our ancestors sleep? Does it matter?
Scientists Are Learning How to Influence Our Memory As We Sleep
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Researchers are hard at work on a method of memory activation that could not only help people learn languages faster, but also help people eliminate terrifying remembrances. The best part? It'll happen while we sleep.