From UC Berkeley:
“The dream stage of sleep, based on its unique neurochemical composition, provides us with a form of overnight therapy, a soothing balm that removes the sharp edges from the prior day’s emotional experiences,” said Matthew Walker, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
Mirror neurons are neurons that fire when you perform an action and when you see someone perform an action. It is theorized that this is the most basic model for learning: imitation. It is also noticed that children with autism have decreased mirror neuron activity. Could this be the cause of autism? Researchers are currently investigating this concept.