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  • n. Hypnagogia is characterized by dreamlike auditory, visual, or tactile sensations when half-awake.


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  • I experience hypnagogia a lot and wonder if anyone else experiences the “armies of phantom cats” and “man with a gun” episodes?

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  • Salvia's effects can resemble an amplified form of the hypnagogia that many people experience during the onset of sleep each night, and my body is generally quite still during this hypnagogia as well.

    kevynwight Diary Entry

  • An ingenious study published in Science did manage to investigate the role of some of the deeper brain structures in hypnagogia, specifically the medial temporal lobes which are particularly linked to memory function.

    Mind Hacks: September 2006 Archives

  • Television, cell phone, computer glowed before me: The media nimbus boiled: its hypnagogia-like flux of imagery, its counterfeit immediacy and proffered flummery insistent to drowned out auras of extinction rising from veritable nature; the earth's warnings rising like musical notes ... swelling, reverberating, enveloping us.



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  • That in between place where your not really asleep but you've already started dreaming so your still in the real world but your thoughts start becoming vivid realities.

    December 25, 2006