I fell asleep at the computer the other day, not the world's most singular event. At some point my dream involved swinging a hammer to pound a bent nail straight, and the moment the hammer struck, BANG! I was jolted awake by a dish accidentally knocked off a table in the kitchen. Now, there's no way my mind could have forseen the dish hitting the floor, yet my dream state created a brief scenario to account for the bang. It could have been coincidence that the bang of the falling dish just happened to precisely match an auditory construct in my dream, but that seems terribly improbable. I think it's more probable my brain registered the sound of the dish, shaped the dream around it, and would have continued the dream except the sound was so harsh it tripped the conscious mind awake. Which is to say there was no precognition here, just a complex mind synthesizing separate reactions to one stimulus, in such a manner that my MEMORY of the event recorded it in improper time sequence. And MEMORY is the only residue of the experience; I can only recall the experience via memory. Thus I seem to have a memory of a few seconds of apparent precognition. I've read about this in an article concerning the search for understanding consciousness: that what we remember of an experience does not always (or may actually NEVER) match the actual temporal sequence of events. The mind is a multiplex processor forming a whole out of separately processed stimuli to create what IT thinks is coherent, but may not accurately represent actual events. That it takes it measurable lengths of time to achieve the synthesis puts it out of synch with real time, and we can be left with memories that don't make sense. Or seem like being touched by a god.