The brain and dreams


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The brain and dreams

  1. 1. The Brain and Dreams By Ryker Pelles
  2. 2. What is our brain doing when we sleep? <ul><li>When we sleep our brain discards useless information and stores useful information for future reference. </li></ul><ul><li>And with all this random information “clashing” in our minds it can produce some strange results these are dreams… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Odd Types of Dreams I <ul><li>Signal Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams that help you make decisions or solve problems in real life… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Odd Types of Dreams II <ul><li>False Awakening Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams in which you go about your daily routine but then you usually realize that you are in a dream because something is wrong this can sometimes lead to a “lucid dream” </li></ul>Pancakes 
  5. 5. Odd Types of Dreams III <ul><li>Lucid Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Occur when you realize you are dreaming. Most wake up once they realize that they are dreaming. Others can stay and they become the controllers of their dreams. (Seriously I've had one)… (really cool) </li></ul>
  6. 6. When we dream the logic center of the brain is turned off. Therefore if we are chatting with a centaur in the park we accept it as fact. In lucid dreams however we have said logic… LOGIC CENTER
  7. 7. How can one feel something in a lucid dream if it is not real? <ul><li>If someone is extremely hallucinating the brain can create things to go along with the images such as sounds and sometimes you can feel things that aren’t there the same thing applies in… </li></ul>
  8. 8. …Lucid Dreams <ul><li>If deep enough in a lucid dream you can experience the five senses (I speak from experience) </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Lucidity Institute <ul><li>A man named Stephen LaBerge founded the “Lucidity Institute” in 1987 and started development of techniques to help people achieve lucid dreams </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Nova Dreamer <ul><li>Stephen invented a sleep mask designed to detect when the user was in REM (Rapid-Eye-Movement) Sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>It would then flash an LED light bright enough to shine through the eyelids but not enough to wake him/her. </li></ul>
  11. 11.  <ul><li>The user would then recognize the flashing and realize that he/she is dreaming. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus leading to a lucid dream… </li></ul>
  12. 12. What can you do? <ul><li>Since Lucid Dreams are merely images of the mind it is literally only limited by your imagination. </li></ul><ul><li>So you can in fact fly through the air, feel the wind in your face and smell the fresh air. (Once again I speak from Dream Experience) </li></ul>
  13. 13. It is kind of like ‘The Matrix’ <ul><li>Lucid dreams are the best reality simulator to date. </li></ul><ul><li>No technology can match the reality of lucid dreams so far. </li></ul><ul><li>And it’s all completely natural… </li></ul>
  14. 14. There are others… <ul><li>There are many more people that enjoy lucid dreaming. Even though it is not a very well known phenomenon… </li></ul>
  15. 15. They have a name for it… <ul><li>Oneironaut -- (Oh-nigh-row-not. ) </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: </li></ul>A person who explores dream worlds, usually associated with lucid dreaming.
  16. 16. Thank you for watching… <ul><li>I didn’t say enjoying… </li></ul><ul><li>I said thank you for Watching… </li></ul><ul><li>Even though you were forced to… </li></ul>