Sweet Dreams are Made of this

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  1. Dream
    a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind
  2. Manifest Content
    According to Freud, the remembered storyline of a dream
  3. Latent Content
    According to Freud, the underlying meaning of a dream
  4. Why We Dream
    • To satisfy our own wishes
    • To file away memories
    • To develop and preserve neural pathways
    • To make sense of neural static
    • To reflect cognitive development
  5. Freud's Wish-fulfillment
    • dreams provide a way to express otherwise unacceptable feelings
    • contain manifest (remembered) content and a deeper layer of latent content--a hidden meaning
  6. Information-Processing
    Dreams help us sort out the day's events and consolidate our memories
  7. Physiological Function
    Regular Brain stimulation from REM sleep may help develop and preserve neural pathways
  8. Activation-Synthesis
    REM sleep triggers neural activity that evokes random visual memories, which our sleeping brain weaves into stories
  9. Cognitive Development
    Dream content reflects dreamers' cognitive development--their knowledge and understanding
  10. REM Rebound
    the tendency for REM sleep to increase following REM sleep deprivation (created by repeated awakenings during REM sleep)
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Sweet Dreams are Made of this
2013-10-29 22:18:51

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