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Classnotes 6 explained

Classnotes 6 explained - The Dreaming(REMing Brain Visual...

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The Dreaming (REMing) Brain Visual Images: Occipital Lobe is activated w/optic nerve; other portions of brain mostly inactive; most people report that their dreams play out like “a movie” Logic and Emotion: Limbic Center is active b/c it’s the emotional center of the brain Depressed dreamers: have more limbic activity that other dreamers; they ruminate = more difficult to get to sleep Prefrontal cortex inactive, which means NO judgment, organization, logic or rational Memory: Long-term memory: active = people & events from the past are common Short-term Memory: inactive = dreamer forgets what happens and accepts rapidly shifting scenes Children & Nightmares: ~95% of kids report fear of “monsters” w/cat like characteristics (fangs, claws) Location of Fear Boys: monster is behind the door, in the curtains, to the side Girls: monster is under the bed, from underneath, even if they sleep on the floor How is this related to an evolutionary interpretation of sleep?
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