Chapter five in our class's textbook describes the ins and outs of sleeping and the later half of the chapter includes descriptions of popular drugs. I find the section about dreaming to be incredibly interesting because of how scientists have found ways to interpret what dreams may possibly mean. The deepest form of dreaming occurs during the fifth stage, also known as REM sleep. During REM sleep, the brain is most active and dreams are the most vivid. This stage of sleeping intrigues me most because I have the absolute craziest dreams constantly. For example, the other night I dreamt about a cow riding a bike and that the Wild hockey teamed played their games on a theatrical stage. These dreams do not make any sense to me and I love hearing interpretations from different sources such as various dream dictionaries. One explanation of why dreams can be so weird is the activation-synthesis theory or the theory that dreams reflect inputs from brain activation originating in the pons, which the forebrain then attempts to weave into a story.
Blog 1 By Hailey Brown
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