Poem by Professor Friesenhahn published in Litbreak Magazine

Congratulations to Jacob Friesenhahn, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, whose poem, “Discovery of Dreaming Spiders,” was published in Litbreak Magazine on Oct. 10.

“Discovery of Dreaming Spiders” is about the true story of Dr. Daniela Roessler at the University of Konstanz in Germany.  When observing infrared camera footage of thirty-four jumping spiders, Dr. Roessler discovered evidence that these small arachnids sleep, experience REM sleep, and even dream. What do you think spiders dream about?

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