what dreams mean

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Adam Crabtree Bio 210B Professor Clymer Summary of The Scientific American’s article The Meaning of Dreams By Jonathan Winson In this article, The meaning of Dreams, author Jonathan Winson refers to several studies over the history of science that has had a profound effect on the understanding of the meaning of sleep. By discovery that during sleep EEG readings are irregular in frequency and low in amplitude which is similar to those in awake individuals, researchers discovered the mental activity of REM sleep. Winson goes into discussion about the similarity of all marsupial mammals during sleep because all of them exhibit various REM-associated characteristics. This similarity in all marsupial mammals yielded a conclusion that REM sleep could possibly have been required by all animals to survive and thus is an evolutionary trait. Scientist discovered the control of this stage of sleep cycle is centered in the brain stem (earliest part of the brain to develop), and while asleep neural signals spike from the brain stem to the center of visual processing, the visual cortex. The brains stem also initiates neural signals to the hippocampus;
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSYCH 260 taught by Professor Vankirk during the Spring '07 term at Nevada.

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