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Questions about the scientific basis of the imagery and sensations that are experienced primarily during rapid eye movement sleep and occasionally during other stages as well.

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How are dreams "experienced" if recall is correlated with waking during a specific cycle of sleep (REM sleep)?

My understanding of dreams, from some basic research, seems to be that they occur during REM sleep and are likely forgotten unless waking happens during REM sleep, which is correlated with dream ...
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Can a blind-from-birth individual experience vision or visual imagery during a Near-Death Experience (NDE)?

I recently watched a testimony in which a blind-from-birth individual described two NDEs they had had in which they supposedly were able to see with 20/20 vision (inside the NDEs). The person ...
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Research on recalling dreams after meeting with a participant

We very often don't remember dreams. But I met a phenomena and I would like to know whether it is addressed in research or exists as a topic of its own interest. I could not find it with the ...
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Did my subcounscious think of this joke in advance? [closed]

Last night I had a dream where I was walking around an apartment building and I gt a message on a Whatsapp group of my old team at a company I used to work in. One of my friends in that team sent a ...
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Is there a link between Imposter Phenomenon and dreams of unfulfilled ambitions?

Imposter Syndrome is a popular topic in both scientific studies and pop-psychology articles. Less common is Imposter Phenomenon, wherein an attempt is made to be more conscientious about the subject. ...
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How can dreams be in sync with real world sounds?

Some events in my dreams use the sounds from my (real world) surroundings. I don't understand how because it would mean my brain would know what sounds will happen before they happen. That obviously ...
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Why children dreams aren't distorted?

I'm reading a general introduction to Psychoanalysis and in the eight lecture Freud starts saying that children dreams aren't distorted so they are easier to analyze. Do all children dreams are ...
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Can our dreams tell us anything useful about ourselves?

This question is related to What is the current "accepted" science behind dream interpretation?, but here I am asking something more specific. Dream reports, also known as sleep mentation ...
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What does "a continuation from the feminine to the masculine line" mean in the context below? [closed]

I am currently reading, The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud, I didn't understand the term below. What does it mean? Of many dreams it can be ascertained by a careful interpretation that ...
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How/why can dreams have higher resolution than visions/thoughts?

Today I had a lucid dream to an "alternative universe", where I was 100% aware of being in a lucid dream. One thought that came to my mind during it was that the universe I have been to was ...
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Do stronger emotions take longer to process with dreams?

One theory of dreams is they help us process strong experiences. So I wondered whether one needs a longer sleep after some strong experiences partly to give the brain longer to complete the healing/...
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Sleep/Dream and Logical Decisions

I discovered that sleep tends to mitigate the 'stress' that one gets by trying to deal with logical problems like work related tasks and general daily life tasks. Does sleep do this by removing the ...
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When we all fall asleep, where do we go? [closed]

I was thinking about dreams from a psychoanalytic perspective. I want to know about falling asleep. What is everybody's destination on that bed? Is it the future past or our imagination?
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How action potential is generated while dreaming

I would like to know what generates the action potential in the brain areas that is relevant to dreaming, since our sensory nervous systems don't work (or do they?). What else can generate the action ...
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How do people with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) experience dreams?

For people without DID, dream experiences include having other characters in one's dreams behave in ways one can't predict or control, sometimes there can be a "switch" into lucid dreaming where more ...
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Why some people can't see color in memory or dreams

Some of my friends told me they never see color in memory or dreams, is this some kind of symptom? Does it have a name in psychology? I did some search on internet, but seems most pages did not ...
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Reason for experiencing electric current flowing through body during sleep from top to bottom [closed]

I know about sleep paralysis and there is several information about it, available over literature. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you're waking up or ...
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Is there any evidence in neuroscience that suggests visual thoughts (possibly others) or some aspects of the mind occupy higher dimensions? [closed]

We think anything as real if we can perceive it through our senses. But I think generally speaking, anything is real if it occupies space (ie familiar 3D world/space)& have a 2 way to & fro ...
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Can positive punishment occur when dreaming?

If you dream of experiencing some behaviour involving positive punishment, can this behaviour reinforce itself in real life?
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Does sleep-talking typically happen during NREM or REM sleep?

I have observed some of my mother's sleep-talking and have even attempted to reply / speak to her during such episodes. In my experience, I have found sleep-talking to be a part of her dream. In some ...
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Taking Control of Your Dream [duplicate]

I experienced a weird situation a while back wherein I was dreaming hut was pretty sure I was in a dream and could control it to my wishes. I even had a break in my sleep and immediately went back to ...
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Can meditation be associated to lucid dream?

The principal reason of this question is that I know people that can willingly enter in lucid dream (and so do what they want in it, and wake up when they want). Some of then use EEG (not ...
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Why do some people not remember their dreams?

Why does the ability to recall dreams varies greatly from person to person? Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't https://www.livescience.com/38856-why-people-recall-dreams.html I decided to ask ...
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Is there a name for the experience/ phenomenon of dreaming while being partially awake?

Is there a name for the experience/ phenomenon of dreaming while being partially awake, being able to decide to wake up when dreaming, having control of the self character in a dream, etc?
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Is there consciouness when a person is sleeping and not dreaming?

According to Consciouness Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. I suppose dreaming qualifies as "being aware ...
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Can the brain create it's own artificial time? [duplicate]

When we dream, does the brain create an artificial time for the dreams to take place in? As time in dreams can feel off sometimes. Are is this not possible?
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How can someone asleep recognize a very brief sound?

I have a snoring girlfriend. To interrupt her snoring, I make a sound similar to the very brief sound gas makes when opening a soda can or bottle (had a snoring brother, I know this technique works ...
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While dreaming, are memories replayed faster or slower? [duplicate]

In Chapter 3 of his book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker explains "time dilation in dreams": One last temporal distortion deserves mention here—that of time ...
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Why do we dream? [duplicate]

Most of the people have their own imagination and most of them dream about many things and some time dream about those things which they have never seen, so how we will define the fact that why do we ...
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Can dreams predict the future? [duplicate]

On Quora there is a discussion that dreams can predict the future. I have experienced the feeling that things happening to me in real-life had occurred in my dreams, before these events actually ...
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How come sleeping during the day induces lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis later on at night? [closed]

I've noticed that when I sleep during the daytime (even if it's for as little as 5 minutes), later on that night I won't simply fall asleep normally. I'll begin to fall asleep aware of the entire ...
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The relationship on deja vu, dream and retrocausality?

In quantum physics, there is a topic on something called retrocausality, which addresses whether the future can affect the present and whether the present can affect the past. In terms of deja vu and ...
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My Mind Shows Me My Future [closed]

When I sleep, I can see some phenomenon as a dream. After some days or months or years that phenomenon happens in my life and forthwith my mind reminds me of that earlier dream that I saw. There are ...
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is the mind naturally conditioned to visualize the worst case to keep the body safe?

Mind has the ability to visualize something dangerous to keep the body safe, I would like to know are humans naturally built in such a way or do we learn to do so as we grow? I have found that ...
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Is it possible getting into vegetative state by yourself? [closed]

Had a very crazy and intense dream last night where I swapped between different stages of dream depth which actually also included dreaming about the actual place where I was sleeping within a dream ...
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I can sometimes 'erase' an active thought - how does that work? [closed]

When I'm trying to sleep but still awake, I sometimes get dream-like thoughts. I still twist and turn in bed, consciously moving (thus not sleeping) and hearing sounds in the room, but these thoughts ...
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Why didn't I wake up after dying in a dream? [closed]

So I found a lot of articles about the facts why death in dream wakes us up, like that our brain doesn't know what happens after death, or because of the adrenaline and so on... I had two dreams in my ...
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How can I not get a joke in my dream? [closed]

The Dream Today I had a dream. I was in class where I and my classmate were chosen to be examined. Once seated in front of the teacher we got our questions. She accidentally saw mine and made a funny ...
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In psychiatry, what does double-bookkeeping mean?

TL;DR What does double bookkeeping mean? +1 for sharing stories about your Tappy Tappy (Talbott) has always been a tad odd, but who'd blame him, right? The guy took a whole bunch of tropane ...
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Does dreaming cuts our sleeping hours?

If I am dreaming a lot at night, how many effective hours am I sleeping at night? After dreaming heavily at night, when I wake up in the morning I feel sluggish as if I haven't slept properly. Does ...
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What is the cause of frequent nightmares?

Is there a reason why people dream of demons, ghosts, and other scary creatures? More specifically: What factors cause frequent nightmares to occur?
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Can you read in your dreams? [closed]

I had a dream this morning. In my dream, I was using my laptop and I read a fan fiction in the internet. I have never read that fan fiction before (on principle I don't read fan fiction of that ...
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How is brain able to evoke almost real physical feelings in dreams? [closed]

How does it do that? Except for smell, I find brain being able to evoke almost real feels when we are in a dream. I was even able to make myself get high in a dream. And even in the dream, the brain ...
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Can we interconnect with other people mentally during dreaming? [closed]

In some of my dreams, I have seen people that I know, and I ask them about it the day after and they say that they saw me too. My older sister said that she had exactly the same dream as one of her ...
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Is there time in dreams? [closed]

Thanks to his studies on schizophrenic thoughts, Matte Blanco (The Unconscious as Infinite Sets. An essay in Bi-Logic, 1975) introduced an important modification of Freud's notion of the unconscious. ...
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Can time be slowed in a lucid dream?

Lucid dreams allow a person to be conscious while dreaming. It has been reported that it's possible to control various aspects of the dream environment that are not possible during wakefulness, e.g. ...
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Does the use of cannabis affect the ability to recall dreams?

Will cannabis be a negative factor in the ability to recall dreams from waking up. How do the cannabinoids affect you when in a dreaming state?
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Will some people ever be able to make our dreams visible on a screen?

There are many SF-films in which dreams of people can be seen by others on a TV-screen. Don't you have to put so many information gathering devices in a person's brain for this to accomplish, that ...
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Can an external stimulus change the way your dream ends?

I sometimes have the experience that because of a thunder or some other kind of loud sound my dream ends in a way that seems to match with the loud sound. For example, the loud sound of a nearby ...
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Do neurons fire at a faster rate during dreaming?

When I dream it seems that the (subjective) time is slower than the objectively passed time as seen on my clock radio. Is this because neurones fire collectively at a faster rate, so you can "put an ...
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