While you dream you process all the things you experienced during the day.
Further than that, what's the point of making this thread in GD?
I think i read somewhere that if you remove REM sleep from mice, they die. So apparently it seems like its very important but idk why.
Why some people can have the same dream at the same time?
I never got to wake up with a real light saber no matter how real the dream used to feel
The question doesn't mean anything. It presumes that a "point" exists. You might as well ask "What's the point of not having eyes in the back of my head?"
You just don't have 3 legs; nobody sat down with a genetic blueprint conversion machine and planned out your body ahead of time. Nobody decided that Rose_Bull - Tamer of Bulls - needed extra-strength bone in his chest to handle his job of bull-taming.
What's the point of most things? Dreams don't have to have a point, they just happen.
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And I do have a clear memory of it because it was short as ****. Like 15sec max.
The thing is I was telling it to my friend and she interrupted me and told me she had the same dream. She then told me the last part of the dream and I just couldn't believe it.
Sadly science can't explain it and will just say that I'm lying. Maybe in 100 years humanity will learn more stuff about dreams and will realize that I wasn't lying.
Last edited by jorge69696; 05-25-2011 at 06:14 PM.
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Scientifically, nobody is sure yet. The brain continues to be the most mysterious and complex part of the human body even today; as a result, any study of the mind is bound to wrapped in uncertainty.
Personally, I consider dreams to be just another facet of what I see as the purpose of sleep: to rejuvenate the body. During sleep, the body goes through all sorts of routines to recharge and make sure everything is functioning properly. This includes relaxation of muscles through paralyzing agents, sexual function testing through increased blood flow to the penis/clitoris, muscular/skeletal/nervous growth through increased anabolism throughout the body, et cetera. In the same way, I consider dreaming to be a process by which the mind 'recharges'; by sorting and processing memories to maintain order, and dreaming to train and nurture the creative and abstract thought processes.
One thing we can be sure of is that dreaming is very abstract. It's so seemingly random that it's mindbogglingly difficult to track down anything certain about it.
By the way, dreaming is a huge topic in philosophy if you're interested in that. In fact, if you've ever seen anything that brought up the idea that your reality is not so real (see: The Matrix), you were watching something originally based on an ancient Chinese passage called "Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly". This basic concept has been iterated many times by many different philosophers over the years (arguably the two most notable being Plato's Allegory of the Cave and various passages from Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy), and it's still a huge topic today.
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There's been many things in my life that I can't fully explain. I have a friend who lives hundreds of miles away, but I can always tell when she's upset or crying. I've also heard of studies that show that certain couple's heartbeats will go into sync while they're sleeping, something that seems Scientifically impossible.
Like you said, Science can't explain everything.
Originally Posted by senzation54