The Dream State

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Someone is in a room with all of his favorite celebrities. They have him go up to the podium and make a speech, but when he gets up, he looks down to see a lack of pants. As everyone is laughing, he starts falling. He sees the top of the Empire State Building and then he sees the pavement, but before he hits, he enters a dark tunnel awake. That experience is known as a dream. “Our dreams combine verbal, visual and emotional stimuli into a sometimes broken, nonsensical but often ent. He looks around and sees nothing. Then, out of the darkness, a pair of big red eyes open. The rest of the body enters the little light there is. It’s a giant ogre. It chases him for miles and catches him. As it grabs him and picks him up, he jolts awake. That experience is known as a dream. “Our dreams combine verbal, visual and emotional stimuli into a sometimes broken, nonsensical but often entertaining storyline” (“How Dreams Work”). Dreams are a virtual world in which almost anything can happen. Whether the dream is a nightmare, lucid, during the day, or just a normal dream, everyone dreams. Everyone has dreams, even if they aren’t remembered. Dreams are the virtual worlds that can take the dreamer away from the real world. This usually occurs during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep, although dreaming can happen when the dreamer is awake. This phenomenon, day dreaming, happens when the dreamer lets his/her mind wander during the day. There is another type of dreaming called lucid dreaming. This is when the dreamer figures out that they are in a dream and is able to control the environment. “Lucid dreaming is your chance to play around with the extraordinary abilities buried in unused parts of your brain” (D’Urso). Scientists have all of ... ... middle of paper ... ...This is where the dreamer realizes that he/she is in a dream. This usually allows the person to control his/her environment and can do practically anything. The last type is the normal dream state. This is where the dreamer is sleeping and he/she enters REM sleep. The the person drifts off into a virtual world that is completely created by themselves in their own mind. That is the dream state. Works Cited "Dream." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Aug. 2013. Web. 08 Nov. 2013. D'Urso, Beverly. "Lucid Dreaming and Self-Realization." Www.psychologytoday.com. Sussex Publishers, n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. Feature, Christina FrankWebMD. "Why Does Daydreaming Get Such a Bad Rap?"WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. "How Dreams Work." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. McNamara, Patrick. "People Who Do Not Dream." Psychology Today. N.p., n.d Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
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