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How do we dream?
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Types of dreams
What are Dreams?
Why do we have
Where are our dreams?
When are our dreams?
Dreams are a successions of images, ideas, emotions and sensations that
occur in certain areas of your sleep.
Dreams have sounds, thoughts and voices. You are able to dream about
people, places, things etc. The people in your dreams could be someone who
you saw at the grocery store for a split second. Dreams can also be your
biggest fear and deepest darkest secrets! Except there isn’t any real reasons
why you you dream about these things. Your own life can be put into
imagery. For example if you are going through a tough relationship then your
dream could be about large animals chasing after you are not able to escape.
This is a brief introduction of Dreams…
Why do I
No one has ever figured out why we have dreams.
Scientists have made many different predictions about dreams, some that
are believable others that are hard to think they are true. I know it seems
strange that we haven’t figured it out yet since we do spend most of our time
dreaming, but scientists haven’t really figured out why we sleep either.
Some researchers believe that dreams serve no real purpose while others
believe that its about emotion and physically well being.
Dreams come from a certain area of your brain. That area is called the pre frontal
cortex. That is the part of the brain that is in charge of personality behavior,
cognitive behavior (which contains memory, decisions, learning languages, etc.)
Also this part of the brain is in charge of personality expression and social behavior.
You may ask when do we dream? Well dreaming can occur sleeping and being awake.
I am going to tell you when your sleeping. Most scientist say you dream during the
stage REM (rapid eye movement.) This is not completely true! You brain is active
during nearly every part of sleep. REM is when you lucid dream, so your dreams are
memorable and vivid. Usually REM takes up more sleep closer to the morning.
There are different types of dreams. Some dreams that we have are easy to achieve,
others can be hard to get , for example Lucid Dreaming which I will explain soon.
Daydream: Daydreaming is a level between consciousness and wakefulness. This is
when you mind and imagination takes you elsewhere.
False Awakening: This is when you ‘wake up’ and get ready for school and you eat
your breakfast etc. Only to wake up ‘again’ and see it was only a false awakening.
Lucid dreams: These dreams are when you are able to control your own dreams and
be able to do what you want in your dreams.
Recurring Dreams: These are dreams that happen over and over again
Epic Dreams: These are the craziest dreams ever. These are the dreams that you will
remember for years that are so epic it feels as if you had just dreamt them last night.
These are some types of dreams that you can experience.
When I was little one Evandream was when I
of my saddest dreams I was running through
was traveling with
was when my family some
my family and we
went on summer
Mall and I had 30 armed went to Europe
vacation and they left Mexicans chasing me
and Europe split
without me I was on
around for hours.
in half. My family
the road screaming
I then stole a car.
was on one side
and crying but they
and I was on the
never came back
AshleyOne of my scariest dreams
was when I was being
chased by skeletons and
ghosts and I tried to wake
my parents up but they
MeghanMy weirdest dream was
when I was chased by
clowns in a black hole
and then I went on a
roller coaster and died.
AlisonI was sleeping in a
tent in my living
room, and a
and pushed me
out the window
BorisMy friends were at my
house and then robbers
came in and wanted to kill
me only and my friends
didn’t help me.
This project was a great learning experience for me! I learned more about
dreams in general along with certain dreams I had never heard of before.
One of my favourite dreams that I learned about was a lucid dream.
I think I did a good job on my project because I included many interesting
slides that contained good information! I had fun learning about Dreams and
all around learnt more than I expected to do.