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Why Our Brain Craves Random Noise

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Credit: RyanJLane/iStockphoto

By John L. Bradshaw

Sensory deprivation, dreams, hallucinations and the detection of familiar patterns in clouds and repetitive sounds reveal our brain’s determination to make meaning from random noise.

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