Physiological Theory on Dreaming

This interesting research indicates that the brain may dream in order to rehearse and warm up for the waking state, as well as to lay neural pathways…

Intriguing to consider this in relationship to the findings about sleep consolidating the effects of brain training


One Response to “Physiological Theory on Dreaming”

  1. Shaun Luttin says:


    I really enjoyed reading that article. One particular quote spoke to me:

    “The potential applications of the research may be a deeper understanding of conditions such as schizophrenia, which is categorized by imaginings that may be related to abnormal activation of a dreaming state.”

    My background includes a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder with “unusual experiences.” My health professionals (psychologist, psychiatrist) thoughts that I might be schizophrenic, but it turn out to be a couple of “brief psychotic episodes.” Those are the “unusual experiences.”

    As a result, I have an interest in basic and applied research in Depression, Psychosis, and Schizophrenia. I found it fitting to think on the psychosis of schizophrenia as an activation of the dreaming state. For me, it was indeed much like that. And like a dream or nightmare, these waking dream states can feel quite realistic. Thanks for posting the information.


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