We all know that living creatures have their own biological clocks, that is, when they have rest and sleep. Although human beings are intelligent lives, our bodies are not omnipotent, and we also need to rest for a certain amount of time every day.
Through research, it is found that human beings sleep for a third of their lives, and a small group of people, due to work or other reasons, may sleep longer in their lifetime. When we rest and sleep, something like this often happens, and that is dreaming.
Every one of us dreams. This is a natural physiological phenomenon. If a person can’t dream, it means that there may be a problem with his body, or his life span is about to come to an end. To many people, dreaming is a very normal physiological phenomenon, there is nothing strange, and there is no research value.
But in the cognition of scientists, it is different. In fact, some wise men have begun to think and study in ancient times. What is going on in dreams? The story of the famous “Zhuang Zhou’s Dream Butterfly” is believed to be known to many friends, and “Zhou Gong’s Interpretation of Dreams” is also a guess that the ancients explained to the content of the dream.
The ancients’ interpretations of dreams tended to be more myths. From a scientific perspective, there are no gods and ghosts in this world. So from a scientific point of view, what exactly is dreaming? Why do all kinds of dreams appear in the brain when humans sleep? What is the meaning of dreaming?
You know, the human body is a very complex and mysterious life body, especially the brain is the core. The reason why human beings are distinguished from other animals is intelligent life because we have a well-developed intelligent brain. Since the brain is the core of human beings, every aspect of its performance cannot be meaningless. The various dreams that appear in the brain inevitably represent some meanings for human beings. So what is the meaning?
The scientific exploration and research of dreaming began after mankind entered the era of science and technology. As early as the 1970s, that is, more than 50 years ago, scientists understood that human sleep includes two stages, slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement sleep. There will be dreams in these two stages, and there will be dreams.
In order to explore the mystery of dreaming, psychologists and neuroscientists have made a lot of effort. In the opinion of psychologists, dreams are a kind of reaction in real life, and they are dreaming day by day and night by night. The greater the pressure in real life, the higher the frequency of dreaming.
We must know that with the continuous advancement of science and technology, although people’s living standards are getting higher and higher, the pressures that people face are also increasing. If the various stresses during the day cannot be effectively released, it will inevitably affect the work of the next day and even affect health. Dreaming is a better way to release the pressure of reality, which may be a self-regulating function of the brain to the body.
Psychologists believe that dreaming is a representative of stress. Is this really the case? Neuroscientists don’t agree with this statement. Yes, some dreams do have some relationship with reality. You can think about it day by day and behave when you dream at night. But not all dreams can be connected with reality.
I believe that many of my friends have had a lot of dreams, and some of these dreams are indeed manifested by their own day-to-day thinking, but quite a few dreams are very strange and seem to have nothing to do with reality. For example: Some friends do software programming. Due to the high pressure during the day, they may have dreams related to software programming at night, but sometimes the dreams have nothing to do with this, and you may even have dreams in other industries. , For example, in your dream you became an astronaut, became a doctor and so on.
You have never thought about these weird dreams in your daily life, that is, you have neither the ideal of being an astronaut nor have you thought about being an astronaut. But in your dream you have become a glorious astronaut. Such dreams that have nothing to do with Riyousi occupies a large proportion of all dreams, which shows that Riyousi and Yeyoumeng are not completely correct.
If dreams are not a representative of stress or the result of day-to-day thinking, as psychologists say, how does it come about? What does it mean to humans? In 2000, Anti Reonso, a psychologist and philosopher at the University of Turku in Finland, proposed an innovative theory. He believed that dreams are used to simulate a dangerous situation and that dreaming can make people learn better. Face the danger.
Reonso found through research that many people have pictures of attacks, chases, and dangers in their dreams. When we face various dangers in our dreams, we often perform very well. For example, your body is very agile and your running speed will be good. Very fast, even able to fly like Superman.
I believe that many people have done this kind of dreams, and I have done many dangerous scenes such as face-to-face attacks and chases. In the dream, I am full of incredible power, and all kinds of dangers can be easily avoided. Scientists believe that this is actually an important meaning of dreaming to mankind, that is, to carry out various dangerous trainings so that we can be immersed in the three-dimensional world of dreams and feel the emotions and various reactions in the real environment.
We all know that the scenes in dreams are very real. Sometimes we can’t distinguish whether it is reality or dream. So in this kind of close-to-real scenes, we can better train our senses and motor organs. And it can form a kind of memory of our face of various dangers in our dreams. If the same danger occurs in the real world, we can quickly make the correct way of coping.
There are also scientists who believe that dreaming can better digest negative emotions. We often say that there is a demon in everyone’s heart, and this demon is the negative emotions of human beings. Since everyone has various pressures such as work and life, under the effect of various pressures, there will be different degrees of negative emotions.
These negative emotions are stored in people’s hearts. Once they accumulate to a certain level, they may burst out completely, causing a person’s personality to change drastically. The birth of negative emotions is hard to avoid, unless you live in deep mountains and old forests and have no contact with the outside society at all.
As long as we have contact with the real society, it is inevitable that negative emotions will appear, and dreaming can effectively remove and digest these negative emotions, allowing us to maintain a positive and optimistic attitude at all times. Scientists have found through some studies that dreams in the REM sleep stage are particularly prone to be filled with negative emotions. This is because the amygdala (the emotional center of the brain) is very active at this stage.
At this stage of sleep, the special configuration of the brain allows it to “idle” to better adapt to the recorded images and emotions. The fear or difficult emotions generated the previous day are combined with other things that may be irrelevant and more neutral in order to better “digest” these negative emotions. This is where some irrelevant things in the dream will be strangely connected. The reason for getting up. Therefore, the shortest path from despair to hope is to sleep well.
Scientists have also discovered that dreams will reorganize and reproduce the real events that happened the day before, thereby deepening the memory of the events. Many experiments have confirmed that sleeping for a period of time after learning can improve the quality of learning, which is deeper than keeping awake memory for the same long period of time. This is also an important meaning of dreaming, which is to improve memory and improve learning effects.
Through the above analysis and research, we will find that dreaming is by no means meaningless, on the contrary, it is of great significance to human beings. Generally speaking, the brain allows us to dream when we sleep, for the good of mankind and for the better development of human civilization. This once again makes us realize the greatness and mystery of the brain, and there are still many mysteries about dreaming that have not been solved. Only when the future technology advances, we can truly solve all the mysteries of dreaming.