The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Do Dogs Dream?

Rothko Dreams

Our World Tuesday

Do Dogs Dream?
Your dog lies asleep at your feet, and suddenly his legs begin to twitch and run. Is he dreaming? Or are you dreaming to think such a thing? Wake up and smell the dog food! Of course he's dreaming. Why would you think otherwise? 

Although no one really knows the true function of dreaming it does seem to be necessary for normal data processing and memory storage. Dogs think and they have memory. And their memory banks need period purging and reorganization during sleep just as ours do. 

Dogs and humans are not as different as some scientists would have us believe. Scientists tend to dwell on the differences between the two species, whereas the sameness is positively compelling. 

We're 95 percent identical genetically and physically (right down to the iron-containing porphyrin ringour common blood pigment, hemoglobin). Because of this blue print similarity, you might expect a lot of the inner workings to be the same and they are. 
Our brains are similar, our neurochemistry is the same, and our reflexes and memory are "wired" in like manner.