I read through parts of chapter 5 and I found the section about dreaming to be really interesting. The book provided a few theories on why we dream and why we dream the way we do. Personally, I never remember my dreams, so I did wonder and how they collected data, assuming many others have trouble remembering their dreams also. The two theories they discussed on dreams were quite different. Freud's Dream Protection Theory was based on human sexual desires and wish fulfillment. The other theory, Activation-Synthesis, is much more popular among psychologists and the basis is that dreams a compilation memories and experiences. The book also highlighted common themes in dreams. The most common dream is being chased or pursued with being lost/trapped and falling following on the list. Applying those common dreams to the Activation-Synthesis theory is kind of strange since those are not usual daily activities.
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