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What are dreams & are they supernatural?

31 May 2012, 12:43

Elias Howe,the man credited with inventing the lockstitch design sewing machine,apparently got his whole idea for designing the sewing machine in a dream he once had.

Austrian composer,Mozart,reportedly said that most of his themes for his music came to him from his dreams.

Then there is August Kekule von Stradonitz,the man who discovered the shape of the benzene molecule. He also said this all happened to him in a dream.

So then what are dreams and are they useful based on the above three examples?

Many cultures throughout history have attributed dreams to the supernatural. Others have said that the dreaming world and the waking world are one and the same or equally real. Does our dreams contain important sources of information? If so why do dreams consistently have vague illogic to it?

Experts don't always agree on the practicality of our dreams,but they do try one and all to understand the process of dreaming. Are dreams the guidance we need in order to accomplish something? Psychologists and brain scientists have many new answers to this age-old question. They claim that dreams could improve our memory,it can allow us to be more creative in life. Dreams according to these folks can solve our problems or help us survive the hazards of everyday life.

Matthew A. Wilson(PhD) of MIT,eavesdropped on humans as well as animals whilst they were sleeping and found that from those humans that violently act out their dreams to those who can't stop their nightmares, and from sleepwalking cats to the rare instances of individuals who don't seem to ever dream, each of these fascinating case study contains a vital clue to the answer to an age-old question that dreams are images and imagery, thoughts, sounds, voices, and subjective sensations experienced when we sleep.

Can dreams then solve our problems or even help us survive the hazards of everyday life? Should we view dreams as just a normal function of the brain that helps maintain the brain in a healthful condition? Scientist admit that there's still so much they don't know about the brain and how it operates,whether it be waking or sleeping, and that they may never be able to pinpoint exactly what really dreams are, and how meaningful or necessary they are for us humans. But that doesn't stop science from trying finding out now does it? Nothing is more clearer in life to us the next day then after a good nights rest someone once said to me.

References:

1.Elias Howe -The Sewing Machine/inventors.about.com/od/hstartinventors/a/Elias_Howe.

2.Wolfgang Mozart Biography -Facts,Life Story...www.biography.com › People.

3.www.sciencemuseum.ugent.be/Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz_eng.

4.Matthew A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Sherman Fairchild Professor of Neuroscience and Picower Scholar
Associate Department Head for Education

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Building: 46-5233
Lab: Wilson Lab
Email: mwilson@mit.edu

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