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Sleep Paralysis Explains the Ghosts in Your Room
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But now that we know many if not all of the symptoms of these encounters can be attributed to brain chemistry and out-of-sync sleep stages, the supernatural explanations become much less likely. The fact that many people of different cultures and time periods report a choking, disturbing figure at the end or side of a bed could very well be a description of a ghost or demon that haunts people in the same way. It could also be that, given many people have the same mental picture of what a demon should look like and similar brain chemistry, sleep demons are a quirk of common sleep conditions.
http://nerdist.com/how-the-science-of-sl...my-demons/
Belief bias occurs when we make illogical conclusions in order to confirm our preexisting beliefs. Belief perseverance refers to our tendency to maintain a belief even after the evidence we used to form the belief is contradicted.
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#2
hello UNR,

new here (my first post!). question for ya --

On 11/17/2015 in another thread (“is this sleep paralysis”) you posted the following link:

and I didn't bother reading any of the forum rules

that page has only one (rather uninformative) paragraph about sleep paralysis, and it includes this claim:
the cause of sleep paralysis is not known

Previously, though, on 10/7/2015 (above), you referred the discussion to this link:



that article claims:
we know many if not all of the symptoms of these encounters can be attributed to brain chemistry and out-of-sync sleep stages

it appears webmd believes we don't know the cause,
but nerdist believes we do.

As your signature admonishes us to practice skepticism, I’m wondering how one might make a case that your citations are consistent with one another? or, is one correct and the other not?

Thanks!

Cer


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Were those YouTube links too?
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#4
Would it be meaningless double talk if I replied as follows?
I know I broke a rule in my previous post
and
I might not have broken any rules in my previous post.
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The article from nerdist is unclear as it asserts that paralysis encounters
“can be attributed to brain chemistry”
-- and --
“could very well be a description of a ghost or demon”

Sentence 1: “SP has an organic causal explanation”
Sentence 2: “SP might not have an organic causal explanation.”

How are we to make sense of this?



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#5
Could you private message me those link you previously had?
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(05-31-2016, 06:38 AM)Vultyrex Wrote: Could you private message me those link you previously had?

links sent

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