Saturday, January 14, 2006

Sleep talking as a creativity enhancer?

Another thought experiment this. If someone is sleep talking you can sometimes hold a conversation with them (often a very surreal conversation). I'd like to create a device that, when you start sleep talking, switches on automatically and poses questions regarding a creative challenge or problem you are working on. The device would have a means to record any responses. The idea is that you may give a reply or offer insights not achievable in your waking state. The device could also attempt to induce sleep talking by posing questions when you are at the stage of sleep when sleep talking is likely. (Would this be REM sleep?)

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