Our brains perceive our environment differently when we’re lying down

Apparently, we perceive touch better when we’re lying down. An experiment found that participants are more in tune to their sense of touch when lying on their sides, similar to what happens when we close our eyes or when we’re blindfolded. To measure this, participants were asked to determine which hand felt vibrations while their arms were crossed. It is speculated that our bodies tune out external representations (like sight) when lying down to help us fall asleep.
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