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Medical The mystery of dreams

  1. Feb 13, 2007 #1
    1. do different people have different dreams?
    2. how often does one dream?
    3.what affects the dreams that one has?
    4. why do we often forget the dreams we had?
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  3. Feb 13, 2007 #2


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    1. yes, dreams are generated in the mind by each person as it applies to their contexts.
    2. it depends, normally 3-5 times per night but varies according to need.
    3. the experience of the day are incorporated into them, so too the experiences that are being referenced in the assimilation.
    4. dreams are involved in processing of short term memories and do not get moved into long term memory.
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