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  • Dream Period
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    Dreaming is a form of mental activity, different from waking thought, that occurs during sleep. The nature of dream activity has been characterized by many clinical and laboratory studies. These studies show that dreams are more perceptual than conceptual: Things are seen and heard rather than thought. In terms of the senses, visual experience is present in almost all dreams; auditory experience in 40 to 50 percent; and touch, taste, smell, and pain in a relatively small percentage. A considerab...
  • Lucidity In Dreams
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    What is Lucid Dreaming, and How Can I Control My Dreams? Info from to tse. com The term 'lucid dreaming' refers to dreaming while knowing that you are actually dreaming. The 'lucid' part refers to the clarity of consciousness rather than the vividness of the dream. It generally happens when you realize during the course of a dream that you are dreaming, perhaps because something weird occurs. Most people who remember their dreams have experienced this at some time, often waking up immediately af...
  • Research Into Nightmares And Bizarre Dreams
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    DREAMS Theories attempting to explain the origin and functions of REM sleep include: (1) that REM sleep provides stimulation for the development of the brain; (2) that it performs a chemical restoration function, since during REM dreaming neuro-protein synthesis occurs along with the restoration of other depleted brain chemicals; (3) that it provides oculomotor (eye movement) coordination, since during non-REM sleep the eyes move independently of each other; (4) that it provides a vigilance func...
  • Benefits Of Dream Study And Interpretation
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    December 7, 1999 It Was Only a Dream She awakens in the night, the visions from her mind still vivid. The dream was amazingly realistic. A long hallway stretched before her. Several doors lined the hallway, each with a padlock. A ring full of keys weighed heavily in her hand. What did it all mean? Did this hallway symbolize her life? The doors could have meant many things, possibly the choices she faces daily. As she drifts back to sleep, thoughts of the dream cloud her mind. She hopes to rememb...
  • Time In Rem Sleep
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    Dreams are a form of cognitive activity that occur during sleep. Like vivid memories and daytime fantasies, dreams involve visual images in the absence of external visual stimulation. Some dreams are so realistic and well organized that we feel as though they must be real -- that we simply cannot be dreaming this time. Dreaming has always been the subject of controversy. Egyptian papyrus documents dating back to 2000 BC discuss dreams and their interpretations. In ancient Greece the dreamer was ...
  • Dreams During Rem
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    What actually are dreams? Dreaming is a different state of consciousness. Brains are in constant activity and constantly giving odd brain waves. Dreams are a communication of mind, body, and spirit. During dreams the mind reviews long and short term memory. Dreams are mysteries of the mind and adventures of the sleeping brain. While sleeping, there are two different classifications. These two classifications are paradoxical sleep, also known as rapid eye movement (REM) and orthodox sleep also kn...
  • Lucidity And Control In Dreams
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    Lucid Dreaming Dreams are the playground of the mind. Anything can happen when one is dreaming. The only limitation is that we only rarely realize the freedoms granted to us in our dreams while we have them. Lucid dreaming is the ability to know when one is dreaming, and be able to influence what will be dreamt. Normal dream is much like passively watching a movie take place in your skull. In a lucid dream, the dreamer is the writer, director, and star of the movie. Lucid dreams are exceptionall...
  • Heed Of Dreams
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    The Destruction of the Dreamscape Critical Analysis of the Concept of Dreams Throughout the length of humanity's existence on earth, we have wondered about dreams. Do they have a purpose Are they a message from above Or is it something for your brain to do while youre snoozing Cato once said, Take no heed of dreams Maybe, Cato was right. From what science knows of dreams, they occur in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep and are a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntar...
  • Study Of Lucid Dreams
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    Lucid Dreaming: Asleep and Aware Lucid dreaming is an issue that has been studied as far back as 1896. A Lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware that he / she is dreaming and is sometimes able to take control. Lucid dreams are an actual phenomena that do occur in REM sleep. Dr. van E eden was the first recorded person to study dreams in which the dreamer is aware they are dreaming. In 1896 he began recording his dreams. Over a period of one year he recorded 352 dreams, but only eight we...
  • Rem Sleep Report Dreams
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    I remember my dream last night quite vividly. We, my roommates and I, were navigating our way through the confusing highways of Long Island trying to get home to New Jersey, all of which happened that very day. In my dream, as in real life, I was sitting shotgun in the car since I was assumed to be the expert. However, in the dream we continually arrived at one intersection with the normal amount of traffic but we would just stop not knowing where to go: Straight, left, right, or back This happe...
  • Humans Sleep And Dreams
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    Understanding Dreams Throughout history, humanity has tried to understand the meaning of dreams. Philosophers, mystics and scientists all cared about the issue. Though, they came to different answers. Ancient cultures and even modern ones have interpreted dreams as inspirations, divine signs and prophetic visions. They also interpret them as sexual fantasies, alternative realities, and many other beliefs fears and conjunctures. They " re so many interpretations, due to dreams' mysterious nature....
  • Sleep And Dreams Sleep
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    Sleep and Dreams Sleep is a behavioral state characterized by little physical activity and almost no awareness of the outside world. Sleep is actually made up of two separate and distinctly different states called REM sleep (rapid eye movement) and NREM sleep (non-rapid eye movement). With NREM sleep it is further divided into stage 1-4 based on the size and the speed of the brain waves. Step one is the stage when you drift off to sleep or doze off. For example people doze off in class because y...
  • Daydreams And Sleep Dreams
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    When you lay down to bed at night, close your eyes, and loose conciseness, you fall asleep. Sleep is an everyday event, every human, every animal does it on a routine basis. There are many questions concerning sleep. This paper will try to answer three of them. Why do we sleep, at what routine do we sleep, and what happens to us when we sleep. There are several theories as to why we sleep. Some believe it's a "time out" to recuperate, remove wastes from muscles, repair cells or recover abilities...
  • Dreams Every Ninety Minutes Of Every Night
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    Dreams Every ninety minutes of every night we " re asleep, a dream unfolds. The short dreams at the beginning of the night are usually no more exciting that the idle thoughts that randomly pop into our heads when we " re awake. But as the night progresses, the length of each dream increases (the last dream can be up to twenty minutes long), the body responds more intensely (increased heartbeat, respiration, muscle twitching), and the dreams become deeper. Dreams are sometimes said to be ordinary...
  • First Cycle The Delta Sleep
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    WE dream during a state of sleep called REM sleep. It is known that theta sent from the hippocampus, which determine if something is of essential value to the brain, are present during REM sleep. Which supports the idea that dreaming is connected to learning and that dreams are very important to the growing process. Sleep is set in cycles, each containing four stages STAGE 1: Light sleep begins- that waves STAGE 2: Light sleep continues- spindles and K complexes STAGE 3: The onset of deep sleep-...
  • Interpretations Of Their Dreams
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    Dream Study by Alex Ryaboy Although there have been many psychological and scientific explanations, nobody knows for sure what dreams are. Each generation comes up with new interpretations of dreams. About a third of a normal lifetime is spent sleeping, and much of that time is spent dreaming (MacKenzie 8). Some believe that dreaming occurs during the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Others believe that we dream all the time. However many of these dreams may not be remembered in waking consciousn...
  • Dreams Of The Past Nights Sleep
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    WHAT YOUR DREAMS ARE TELLING YOU BY: PSYCHOLOGY 100 Do you know what your dreams are telling you If your answer was NO you re not alone. Many people have no idea what their dreams are trying to tell them. In this research paper I will answer this question and many other questions about dreams, sleep and also types of dreams. I will also talk about some of the most common or popular dreams and their meanings. We will explore some dream theories and interpretations of dreams. I have also done my o...
  • Macbeth Sleep
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    Just Sleep On It Every human being experiences rough times at one point or another. Whether it is minor or major, it's how an individual deals with the problem that makes him or her a stronger person. Traditionally when faced with a dilemma, people often want to sleep on it in order to get everything straight. Sleep generally is thought of as a peaceful time of rejuvenation and bodily repair. In the tragedy Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth's aspirations to become King contradict the esta...
  • Dreams During Rem
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    Dreams I'm at a party on a Saturday night. Everyone from the senior class is there and the few juniors that hang out with us. It is the first party of the year. All my friends are gathered in Dana Mottet's beach front house. Her parents were gone for the weekend and it was the perfect opportunity for a party. Also, her twenty-one year old brother decided to help us out in the drinking department by taking a trip to the liquor store. We all sat around thinking about how it's going to be the best ...
  • Instigating Force Behind Dreams
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    Activation Synthesis Interpretation Of Activation Synthesis Essay, Research Paper Interpretation Of Dreams Activation- Synthesis The interpretation of dreams developed by Dr. Sigmund Freud is a theory that is still believed by many. Freud thought the function of dreaming was to allow the discharge of repressed instinctual impulses in such a way as to preserve sleep. He also believed the instigating force behind dreams was always an instinctual and unconscious wish. Dr. Freud considered these wis...

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