The Unconscious Journey. Essay

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Dreams are what we experience when we are sleeping or even when we are awake, they can last from a few seconds to up to twenty minutes. Dreams can consist of pictures, emotions, ideas and desires. According to the Psychology tenth edition textbook “we spend six years of our life in dreams.”(pg. 105) We spend so much time dreaming but yet we do not know the purpose and the reasoning behind our dreams. Nonetheless by taking Psychology with John Petellat at Daytona State College I have come to learn the proposed explanations of why we dream. Some of the numerous explanations are “To satisfy our own wishes”, “To file away memories” and “To make sense of neutral static.” (pg.106-107)
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I work so much, my mind was so focused on working, I dreamt about it. The dreams don’t necessary have to be symbolic but for some people it can be, it just depends on the way the person interprets it is a whole diverse story.
Another proposed idea on why we dream is to file away memories. “The information processing perspective proposes that dreams may help sift, sort, and fix the day’s experiences in the memory. Some studies support this view. When tested the next day after learning a task, those deprived of both slow wave and REM sleep did not do as well as those who slept undisturbed on their new learning.” (pg.107) Sometimes while our brain is trying to file away the memories even as we are sleeping the memories flash in our head thus creating dreams or even nightmares. A comparison I thought was easier to understand was our brain is like a flash drive for a computer and the computer representing us. And it files away these dreams and ideas on the flash drive so when we want them we plug the flash drive in and it pops all up for future use.
To make a sense of neural static is also an additional explanation on why we dream. This theory explains that we have neural activity coming from our...

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