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Waking dreams

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Science  13 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6287, pp. 778
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6090

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Summary

Dead or alive, asleep or awake, focused or drifting. Consciousness switches on, flickers to the wanderings of the mind, rests, and extinguishes. The borders of sentience are the subject of a compact educational exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London. Artists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers contribute artworks, objects, and knowledge to visualize topics that include synesthesia, somnambulism, dream, trauma, language, and memory.