art (by day/light) and sleep (by night/dark) as re\set.. to fittingness
adding page this day:
the 24 hr mind – rosalind cartwright- the science of sleep via maria: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/13/the-twenty-four-hour-mind-rosalind-cartwright/
The more severe the depression, the earlier the first REM begins..This early REM displaces the initial deep sleep, which is not fully recovered later in the night.. related to physical repair. If we do not get enough deep sleep, our bodies take longer to heal and grow.
What is carried forward from waking hours into sleep are recent experiences that have an emotional component, often those that were negative in tone but not noticed at the time or not fully resolved. One proposed purpose of dreaming, of what dreaming accomplishes (known as the mood regulatory function of dreams theory) is that dreaming modulates disturbances in emotion, regulating those that are troublesome. . Studies show that negative mood is down-regulated overnight
This melding of new and old memory fragments modifies the network of emotional self-defining memories, and thus updates the organizational picture we hold of ‘who I am and what is good for me and what is not.’ In this way, dreaming diffuses the emotional charge of the event and so prepares the sleeper to wake ready to see things in a more positive light, to make a fresh start.
In very broad strokes, this is the definition of the mood-regulatory function of dreaming, one basic to the new model of the twenty-four hour mind I am proposing.
Sleep is a busy time, interweaving streams of thought with emotional values attached, as they fit or challenge the organizational structure that represents our identity. One function of all this action, I believe, is to regulate disturbing emotion in order to keep it from disrupting our sleep and subsequent waking functioning.
Research has shown that making art — even bad art — can improve your mood, strengthen critical areas of the brain, and make you more resilient to stress. https://t.co/f7qwHIaQUPhttps://t.co/tKlbq1ATDx
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Ellen Winner, a psychologist who has studied art, said:
“My best guess is that art itself is not a direct product of natural selection, but is a byproduct of our bigger brains — which themselves evolved for survival reasons. Art is just something we cannot help but do. While we may not need art to survive, our lives would be entirely different without it. The arts are a way of making sense of and understanding ourselves and others, a form of meaning-making just as important as are the sciences.”
They found that the art production group had significantly more connections in a critical part of the brain called the default mode network. The default mode network is associated with a variety of functions, such as reflecting on one’s emotional state, empathy, and imagining the future.
producing visual art diminishes the experience of negative emotions and increases positive ones and reduces depression, stress, and anxiety. There appears to be a significant connection between producing visual art and physical health as well, especially since visual art production has been linked with reducing cortisol, the hormone associated with stress.
equity – everyone getting (a new/fresh) go.. everyday
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