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What is a dream? What do the things we see in dreams mean?

I'm Looking forward to any responses offered. I want to see peoples opinions on this subject matter to enrich my knowledge on it.

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    May 10 2013: Dreams are difficult to decipher because they materialize based on connected neural pathways. Since you aren't accessing these pathways based on outside stimuli they tend to make little sense.

    Imagine your memories like a complex interconnected set of highways. Electrical impulses travel through these highways to reference memories and understand outside information.

    When you are sleeping no outside stimuli exists. Your brain is free to play and form experiences based on totally irrelevant sets of data. This is why you sometimes dream about things that are on your mind. This is also why some parts of your dream may correlate to actual memories, and sometimes they aren't connected to anything real.

    You have to remember that dreams are made up of smaller parts. Each segment of your dream may be the result of entirely unrelated sets of data.
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    May 10 2013: Hi, Brett! I also have the similar question that whether the things we see in the dream have anything to do with the real world! There is an old saying in my hometown that goes "What you dwell on in the day will reappear in the dream". Sometimes it does work!
    In my opinion, dreams result from the activity of the nervous system, which will still be active for a while after falling asleep.Once you dwelling on a thing, the certain part of the surface of the brain will keep active for a long time. As a result, the thing will reappear in the dream, though it someimes shows in a strange way that we cannot understand. A dream is so amazing,enjoy it!HAHA!
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    May 10 2013: In this case, the wikipedia article on dreams would give you a reasonable, succinct overview which will offer you more perspectives than you will likely find elsewhere in as compact a form. The interpretation of dreams is a very ancient practice, but it is not likely, I think, that a particular symbol in a dream has the identical meaning for different people.
  • May 10 2013: Jung Freud or who there is so much to research.
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    May 10 2013: Nothing