1. In the dream the feelings have the power.
2. The mind is switched off.
3. Any thought (when one is awake again) that the metaphysical played a role comes from wishful thinking.
This is mostly due to the similarities that are no longer monitored e.g., by the midpoints, especially in which the frontal lobe plays a significant role.
Whether we are awake or asleep; our brain is always working. And absorbs information with the senses:
• When we are awake, primarily from the outside world in order to be able to adapt. As a result, the goals are changed, adapted and of course at the same time the focal points that carry them out. While being awake, the midpoint sorts out what does not fit their goals (including fantasies, illogical, dreams). Because of this mechanism it is no longer perceived by the senses.
• In sleep from the inner world, because this is precisely the task of the senses. The goals are not active with their midpoints during sleep (also because they would, as I said, disrupt recovery during sleep). Here the brain is not ruled by the central points.
The brain works similarly in dreams and in wakefulness. Except that in the latter, the midpoint * are in charge, showing the whole direction. And during sleep * brain functions are restricted. In both cases we experience the world - and it appears real to us.
Since the senses are always ready to receive, they send their information to the brain. With the exception of any strong external stimuli, they receive them from within the person, especially from their dreams.
Here the brain shows us how, unregulated by the midpoint mechanics of wakefulness, restricting the frontal lobe * and the striated muscles, it works in itself during sleep. That is why dreams are often so incomprehensible. They show us a limited world in terms of reality. And we experience this with the senses.
Since certain functions are disabled during sleep, topics can arise that are not perceived while awake. Here, goals can also play a role that are no longer excluded from midpoint because there is often no space for them.
This can also include fantasies that came into our head while we were awake, but discarded as irrelevant or nonsensical - but saved anyway.
Of course, problems, conflicts or desires, etc. are also stimulated in the dream, which are then "processed". The results are mostly fantasies, unrealistic "solutions."
Or not, as in the case of traumatic experiences, the causes of which are evoked during sleep and can turn into nightmares.
It can show the most bizarre stories and images that we take as absolute reality - until we are again awake and cognitive everyday behaviour, including the frontal brain function, has taken over again.
The key, why we experience the dream experiences as absolutely real, is the recognition of how we perceive the world in general (i.e., when we are awake): *. The world we see here is not as it appears to us - i.e., real and solid, roughly the same from all human perspectives. But the way our brain shows it to us.
Most people believe that the world in front of them is what they see it. This is not correct because the world is not a rigid something that all people see in exactly the same way. It can only be captured from the perspective of the respective observer.
It is the same in sleep. Here the brain works differently because it lacks the role of the frontal lobe, which is now switched off. This eliminates, among other things, its logical accompaniment. And through this we perceive what we experience in the dream through the senses as reality, so as when we are awake. Dreams are experiences of our senses.
We are used to living purposefully, to bring everything in an understandable direction. And so, the dream is interpreted accordingly. An inner logic is imputed to it - which is certainly incorrect.
Dreaming in sleep only shows us how the brain works without the goals of being awake. As a rule, it does not depict how we should act (because it only has limited functions). And it especially doesn't show us how metaphysical, a god, or supernatural wants to move us to do something.
One should keep in mind that the brain - like everything else - consists of substances that operate according to laws.
Question: Why did it not occur to people earlier that dreams are exclusively produced by their brain?
Answer: Because they did not know how the brain works and that it is what shapes them. And remained in their belief in metaphysical activities because they could not imagine anything else.
It's always like this: if something is not clear to you, then interpretations, interpretations, and fantasies come into play. These fill in the “knowledge hole”. And so, people have often looked for the origin of their dreams outside, for example given by God or other mystical instructions.
If you ask yourself what dreams are supposed to show us, then the answer is: They tell us little useful. Because this is not their job. But by reflecting on your interpretation of your dreams while you are awake, you could learn something about yourself - which goals and problems shape us.
►We sleep because it helps us recover.
►We dream because our senses always remain active (if only to be able to absorb dangers from the environment).
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