Watering Hole: Monday, May 2, 2011 – Dreams

Some people claim that they never dream while others will say that they dream every night and sometimes in vivid color.  Females are more likely to dream in color than males.  So what exactly are dreams?

Accumulated observation has shown that dreams are strongly associated with Rapid Eye Movement during which an electroencephalogram EEG shows brain activity to be most like wakefulness. Participant-nonremembered dreams during NREM sleep are normally more mundane in comparison. During a typical lifespan, a person spends a total of about six years dreaming which is about two hours each night. Most dreams only last 5 to 20 minutes. As a result, motor neurons are not stimulated, a condition known as REM atonia. This prevents dreams from resulting in dangerous movements of the body.

There are various theories about the source of dreams.  If you want to know more about these theories about dreams, check out this link.

The movie “Inception” is about dreaming and there are many songs about dreams.

Here’s a song from the Louvin Brothers.  These two brothers were from northern Alabama and wrote numerous songs.  This song appeals to me because of the wonderful harmonies, pleasant melody and meaningful words.

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