Notes On Dreams


Main Question:

• What exactly are dreams?

Sub Questions:

1. How do dreams form?
2. When do dreams occur?
3. What activities happen in your brain while dreaming?


Sub Question 1: (How do dreams form?)

Dreams are formed by memory. Whatever you see will be stored in your mind. Even things which you haven’t seen are forcefully (=powerful) put in your mind. Dreams are formed by the subconscious mind, that means that this processes through your mind which isn’t controlled by you. The dreams form because the subconscious mind draws memories, emotions, thoughts and experiences.
Dreams are following of images, ideas, emotions and sensations those are processed by the subconscious (=mind which isn’t controlled by you) mind in different stages of the sleep.
The content and the purpose of dreams aren’t known yet, though they have been a scientific discussion about it. Though it’s not only scientific discussion about for example, some people say/said that dreams are like visions and if that you have a bad dream something bad is going to happen. Or In Judaism, dreams are considered part of the experience of the world that can be interpreted and from which lessons can be garnered. The scientific study of dreams is called Oneirology. In modern times dreams have been seen as a connection to the unconscious mind. Dreams can vary from normal to ordinary, to really bizarre and surreal. Dreams can differ from meaning like; frightening, exciting, magical, sad, adventures or sexual. The events happening in the dream are generally out of control of the dreamer and the only thing the dreamer can do is watch and feel.
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...swer to the main question: (What are dreams?)
Dreams are made formed from memories, feelings, ideas, emotions, sensations etc. these are all packed into one illusion during your sleep. When a dream is formed the subconscious mind draws these feelings etc. from your hippocampus. The purpose of dreams hasn’t been discovered yet, but science is still researching it. (The study for dreams is called Oneirlogy) In modern times dreams have been seen as a connection to the subconscious mind. When the dreams occur is a really obvious answer, in the night. But you are most likely to remember the dream in the REM sleep, when the brain is highly active. The length differs from a couple of seconds to 20-30 minutes. The average person has about 3-5 dreams per night.
REM = Brain is highly active, no muscle tone
NREM = No brain activity practically paralyzed, lots of muscle tone
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