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The Origin of Dreams

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A red ruffed lemur relaxes after a long day of being a lemur. If they are anything like the dozens of other mammals that have been studied, lemurs dream too.
Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo
A red ruffed lemur relaxes after a long day of being a lemur. If they are anything like the dozens of other mammals that have been studied, lemurs dream too.

Where do dreams comes from? Sabri Ben-Achour goes to the animal kingdom and learns most mammals do dream -- but no one can explain why.

[Music: "I'm Only Sleeping (Karaoke Version)" by Karaoke Kings from Beatle Tracks (Karaoke Version)]

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