Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Theory of Panaginip

Bakit ba ganun mga panaginip ko.
Malayo sa reality pero related siya sa totoong buhay. (woo! labo)

I mean...
What I'm trying to say...

Yung mga tao ba e tunay... pero pagdating sa setting/place malabo na.
Malayo sa reality/present scene yung happenings/story.
Ah.. BASTA!! ang hirap i-explain!

Bakit kaya ganun..

Ayun nga sa aking nabasa mula sa isang pag-aaral...

***Every person on earth dreams every night. But "Why do we dream?" or "What is the function of dreaming?" Although these questions have been the subject of a debate for centuries, the answers to these questions are still unknown.

***"One ultimate hypothesis for the purpose of dreams is to help us learn. Dreaming of hypothetical situations helps us prepare for them when we are faced with the same kind of situations."

***"It states that dreaming is necessary in order to provide the mind with material or emotions to process during sleep. This keeps the mind active during the night so that the conscious reflection developed does not turn into external stimuli or to the current problems facing the dreamer. This would then disturb sleep and is another reason why dreaming is said to protect sleep. Looking at it from this point of view, dreaming serves the biological function of letting us get a full night’s rest (Montangero, 2000)." --I disagree. +_+

In opposition to this theory, if dreaming was to protect sleep and turn a stressful emotional experience into something better, then why does this function not exist when we need it the most? For example, recurrent dreams that occur during a time of stress have a negative content. This does not help the emotional state of the dreamer. Another example disproving this theory would be that fact that when people have a traumatic experience, they will often relive the trauma in their dreams. This causes the dreamer to feel powerful negative emotions. In theory, if dreaming was to help us heal emotionally, then the dreams should be completely opposite of what really occurs (Revonsuo, 2000). --TUMPAK!!

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