Video Research

  • Details all different types of dreams
  • Highlights some areas which link to dreams and daily life
  • Addresses the complexity of the mind (conscious and subconscious)
  • Why do we dream/what purpose do they serve? ‘no one really knows’, happen during REM stage – emotional part of brain is active
  • Some researchers say that dreams are completely nonsensical
  • Some say they help us remember past experiences
  • Some say dreaming is essential for health – people who have broken sleep (therefore no dreaming) experience problems. Due to not dreaming or not sleeping?
  • Dreaming perhaps dissolves the problems we have in our lives
  • Freud – dreams are a window into subconscious thoughts
  • Pattern in dreams? Is it something you can only get away with during sleep – not acceptable in society
  • Lucid dreaming – can do whatever you want to do, virtual reality world – control surroundings
  • Nightmares – seems real, 50% of under 15 year olds experience nightmares – children’s nightmares are influenced by the day (scary film, bullied, scary event). Adult nightmares – stress, eating cheese (heavy foods), depression/anxiety, blind people = active thinking. Life experiences have an impact on life supposedly
  • Insight into future? Google came from a dream, theory of relativity (Einstein) cam from a dream, Twilight came from a dream. Due to already having those ideas? When dreaming, mind is supposedly transported to another world were a dream or idea is planted in our mind
  • Precognition – dreamt something will happen and it does, (9/11), titanic, Lincoln – assassinated and had a dream about it before it happened.
  • Are our lives are mapped out already and dreams allow us to see it?
  • Dreams might have helped humanity survive by practicing survival techniques in dreams – fight or flight part of brain is active
  • Gender differences? Women’s dreams surround familiar situation, men’s around guns and violence (testosterone)