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Unformatted text preview: Two Common Theories s The first common theory about dreams is Freud’s theory. This theory consisted of two types of contents—manifest and latent. Manifest was a mask of the unconscious issue. The latent content consisted of wishes and fantasies. The second theory (activation-synthesis theory) states that dreams are a random event caused by firing of neurons in the brain. This random firing sends signals to the body's motor systems. Additionally, the firing synthesizes a narrative by drawing on memory systems in an attempt to make sense of what it has experienced. In so much that these theories are common, tend to believe that dreams are a mixture of both theories. I believe that dreams draw on our memory and take those memoires into a virtual reality of wishes and fantasies. References Pinel, J. P. J. (2007). Basics of biopsychology . Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon...
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