- Brian Landes
- Edgewood, NM
- United States
What if Dreams were required to attain the intelligence we have today?
It's known that animals can dream, as MIT research has shown, though a lot of people don't know the purpose of them, besides the interpretation of dreams that Sigmund Freud proposed. We know that they are heavily connected to our subconscious and that they are connected to our real lives. Now we know that animals, unlike humans, have short term memory lose, but when they are dreaming, their subconscious is organizing, and going through their past. It's analyzing their perceptions of the world, and reinforcing those perceptions. Is it possible that as it continually creates symbolic paradigms for all features of it's world, that through successive generations, that this way of viewing the world is enhanced and we slowly access this symbolic thought process in a first person perspective?