Common Questions about the Dream Psychology
Do blind people dream?
Do blind people dream visually?
The answer to both questions is yes.
If a person is blind by birth, he or she experiences more auditory dreams as compared to visual ones. But it doesn’t mean that they don’t experience visual dreams. Instead, blind people also have same dream sensations and eye movements that corresponded to visual dream recall. In another case, when a person lost his eyesight in an accident or due to illness; last memories of sight reflects in dreams.
Can anybody control its dream?
Yes, but some of them.
These types of dreams are in Lucid dream category. (Dream categories will discuss in the last part of dream series.) You are aware of your dreaming even you are asleep; it is a combo of both consciousness and REM sleep, so, you can direct or control the content of the dream.
Furthermore, many people can remember these types of dreams or one or more instance from the dream.
Can animals see a dream?
The question is still in debate. Well, many researchers believe that animals can do, like a human, as they also go through the same sleep cycle that a human can.
Are men and women dream differently?
Yes, dreams have a strong connection with gender. For example, a man dreams about weapons; on the other hand, a woman dreams about clothing.
Some researches proved that mostly a man’s dream includes aggressive content and physical activity, whereas a woman’s dream includes conversation content.
Fact: Women have longer dreamt than men.
Why we forget our dreams?
Our frontal lobes (frontal lobes where memory formation takes place) are not active during REM sleep, so, it cannot support the information processing and storage that’s why we forgot dreams.
Can a dream predict the future?
Some of them can, they are known as precognitive dreams. However, it is an exceptional ability only a few people have.
What are the factors leading to pleasant and unpleasant dream?
An unpleasant dream is the result of a bad state of mind; such as stress, anxiety, depression, negative emotions, problems, etc.
On the other hand, a pleasant dream is the reflection of a sound mental state; such as happiness, joy, positive emotions, success, etc.
Division of Dreams
The division takes place into two groups: authentic and illusory.
Authentic dream, it is the realm of real, material world experiences. Dream content is closely related to reflections of your lifestyle, social gathering, community, etc. On another note, an illusory dream can comprise of with unusual as well as impractical contents.
to be continued …