Is THIS why we dream? The strangeness of our dreams serves to help our brains better generalise our day-to-day experiences, expert claims

Why we dream is one of science’s most perplexing mysteries, but a neuroscientist thinks he finally has the answer.

Erik Hoel, a research assistant professor of neuroscience at Tufts University in Massachusetts, has taken inspiration from artificial intelligence (AI) for his theory.

In a new report, he argues that the often hallucinogenic, nonsensical quality of dreaming is like throwing in new, unexpected data to a neural network.

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