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Dream Hacking: Decisions, Addictions, and Sleep

Clip: Season 48 | 14m 34s | Video has closed captioning.

Neuroscience is beginning to demystify such feelings. Our agency and decisions, it turns out, can be measurably influenced by events that evade the conscious part of our brains. We’ll see three groundbreaking experiments that illustrate that influences we are unaware of in our waking life, during dreamless sleep, or even in our dreams can impact our memory and behavior.

Aired: 02/18/21

Rating: NR

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