myron 6 - Consciousness What are dreams?

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Consciousness
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What are dreams? Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and  safely insane every night of our lives.  Charles Fisher What are dreams? Electrochemical events that involve the brainstem, areas of the cortex, and the eyes
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What do we dream about? Dream content Most common themes: falling, being chased/attacked, repeatedly trying but failing to do something What influences the dreams we have Concerns of your everyday life External stimuli Yourself Lucid dreaming
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Why do we dream? Threat simulation theory Wish fulfillment (Freud) Manifest content Latent content Information-processing Neural pathway development
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Why do we dream? Activation: random neural signals firing in the brainstem that spread up to the cortex Synthesis: the brain then creates images and stories in an effort to make sense out of these random signals
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Altered States of Consciousness Meditation Hypnosis Drugs
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