Sunday, January 11, 2009

Digital Domain - You’ve Been Talking (or Pressing ‘Send’) in Your Sleep - NYTimes.com

I suspect a lot of information workers can relate to this (read the full article for more context-setting)…

E-mailing while sleeping, however, upturns the previous understanding of the mind as essentially quiescent, absolved of a participating role. The Sleep Medicine article — prepared by Dr. Fouzia Siddiqui, a neurologist at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio, and two colleagues — describes one woman’s e-mailing while sleeping as the first reported case of “complex nonviolent cognitive behavior.” It involved not just composing messages, but also navigating past two separate levels of password security to reach the e-mail software.

Digital Domain - You’ve Been Talking (or Pressing ‘Send’) in Your Sleep - NYTimes.com

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