What causes dreams, anyway?

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What causes dreams, anyway?

A. Good question... Many different theories, nothing for sure. According to the Freudian school, dreams are the result of subconscious thoughts and desires. The other extreme attributes dreams to random "noise" in the neurons without special meaning.

My own understanding is that dreams are made out of many small parts of memory and imagination that get combined to form dream imagery. This is a process that runs both consciously (cf. section 6) and subconsciously. I don't know and leave to speculation the reason why this is so.



huber@iamexi.unibe.ch
Sun Jan 22 22:05:07 GMT+0100 1995


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