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1,416 wordsIn the middle of the night, I was taking a walk through the woods. I could hear owls hooting and animals scattering under leaves. From the vague sound of water trickling over rocks, I knew my destination was coming soon. As I was walking, the heel of my foot got wedged between a stump and a rock. I started to sway and my heart stopped. Slowly I could feel my body fall towards the ground. Not knowing when I would fall, where I would land, what I would fall on or what might fall on me, made my hea...
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Rem Sleep Muscle Tension
1,969 wordsOver a seventy-year life span, you will spend at least fifty thousand hours to dreaming (Segell 42). What you dream about can be very different from one individual to another and from one dream to another in the same individual. Many things affect what we dream about and the theories about why we dream vary. Scientists believe that dreaming is a natural process of the brain. On the other hand, Psychologists believe that our dreams are secretive emotions. Both sides have been spending years resea...
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Short Term Memory Long Term Memory
487 wordsThis article basically talks about the importance of sleep, specifically REM sleep, to transfer short-term memory to long-term memory. Researchers at Harvard University suggest that getting good sleep is necessary to convert short-term memory into long term memory. They have found that pulling all-nighter's is probably not the best idea. They claim it takes at least two nights of good sleep to compensate for the lack of sleep on that night. In addition they have done test that indicate that ther...
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State Of Consciousness Nrem Sleep
1,074 wordsNumerous factors determine when and why you feel tired, full of energy, and hungry. A person's state of consciousness and awareness varies throughout the day and depends on a person's activity, environment, and time clock. As a human we have what is called circadian rhythms, which simply explains our daily highs and lows. An example of your basic up and down rhythm would be the sleep / wake cycle. Sunlight regulates the sleep / wake cycle by causing the suprachiasmatic nucleus to decrease its pr...
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Platypus Ornithorhynchus Anticus Platypus Ornithorhynchus Anticus Celebrating Sleep
1,399 wordsThe platypus, apparently, is a surprisingly deep sleeper. What's more, it spends more of its time in so-called 'REM's leep than any other mammal. These are the conclusions of a study on sleep in the platypus by Jerry M. Siegel of the Sepulveda Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, North Hills, California and colleagues. Their report appears in a special number of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society devoted to the biology of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anticus), celebrating the bicenten...
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Rem Sleep And Dreaming
459 wordsREM stands for rapid eye movement and occurs during the last stage of sleep. During REM sleep, the brain and body are very active. Many professors like Freud have come up with theories concerning REM sleep and dreaming, but they are only partially correct. Dreams are ways to help people cope with stress and put people back into a normal state of consciousness for the next day. They are not just to repress wishes or to forget negative experiences. Researching dreams is not an easy task. There is ...
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Rapid Eye Movement Falling Asleep
1,036 wordsThere is an old Chinese proverb that says, "Only when one cannot sleep does one know how long the night is. " If you have ever had trouble falling asleep night after night after night, you know how true that is. This condition, known as insomnia affects nearly a quarter of adults in the Unites States. Insomnia not only ruins your night by your difficulty falling asleep, it ruins your day by as you are not physically and mentally prepared to go about and do your normal work and activities. There ...
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Common Sleep Disorders Insomnia Narcolepsy
627 wordsPeople who suffer from the most common sleep disorder, insomnia, have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Sleepiness caused by insomnia reduces concentration and slows reaction time during waking hours, leading to reduced productivity and accidents. One in three adults experiences some degree of insomnia at one time or another, especially during periods of stress. Longer-lasting cases of insomnia, called chronic insomnia, are less common and may be caused by a number of factors in addition to ...
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Freud Rem Sleep
754 wordsDreams are a window into the mind. These may be our most elaborate, distinctive, revealing, and flamboyant creations; they have fascinated us for thousands of years. The Egyptians built temples for dreaming. The oracles of Greece pondered cryptic dreams as the royal road to the unconscious. Dreams allow us to view beyond that which we are and know in daily life; they hint of other dimensions of space and time. What do dreams really mean? Are they mirrors of your days, tunnels into pauses of the ...
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1,609 wordsI chose this topic mainly due to how much the subject intrigues me. I usually am a person who searches for an answer that is correct and definite. This subject, on the other hand, has no correct answer. Instead, it has different hypotheses in which the reader can either believe or distrust; I have made my own educated guess about dreams. Within this paper includes many details pertaining on dreaming and some theories that I have found to be most captivating. Why do animals dream? Are the reams i...
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Rapid Eye Movement Walking Down The Street
1,835 wordsMiranda was walking down the street and she came to a stoplight, it was red. While she was waiting, somehow she had fallen asleep standing up. This was not the first time for Miranda or others like her, Miranda suffered from a disorder called narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and affects more than 200, 000 Americans, but can be helped with scheduled naps and drugs such as Provigil and Yohimbine. Those with Narcolepsy experience excessive daytime ...
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Rapid Eye Movement Long Term Memory
1,812 wordsSomeone once said, Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country (Nin, The Diaries of Anais). Dreams are the result of subconscious thoughts and desires. The other theory to dreams are random noises in the neurons of the brain without special meaning. Dreams are the mental activity that takes place during sleep. Usually during REM sleep is when dreams occur (Oxford University). Normally everyone dreams s...
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Hundreds Of Years Rem Sleep
731 wordsDreams are a form of cognitive activity that occur during sleep. Like vivid memories and daytime fantasies, dreams involve visual images in the absence of external visual stimulation. Some dreams are so realistic and well organized that we feel as though they must be real that we simply cannot be dreaming this time. Dreaming has always been the subject of controversy. Egyptian papyrus documents dating back to 2000 BC discuss dreams and their interpretations. In ancient Greece the dreamer was bel...
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Areas Of The Brain Rem Sleep
689 wordsDREAMS Theories attempting to explain the origin and functions of REM sleep include: (1) that REM sleep provides stimulation for the development of the brain; (2) that it performs a chemical restoration function, since during REM dreaming neuro-protein synthesis occurs along with the restoration of other depleted brain chemicals; (3) that it provides oculomotor (eye movement) coordination, since during non-REM sleep the eyes move independently of each other; (4) that it provides a vigilance func...
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Side Of The Brain Lucid Dreaming
1,305 wordsLucid Dreaming: Asleep and Aware Lucid dreaming is an issue that has been studied as far back as 1896. A Lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware that he / she is dreaming and is sometimes able to take control. Lucid dreams are an actual phenomena that do occur in REM sleep. Dr. van Even was the first recorded person to study dreams in which the dreamer is aware they are dreaming. In 1896 he began recording his dreams. Over a period of one year he recorded 352 dreams, but only eight were...
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Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreaming
1,347 words? Lucid dreamers report being able to freely remember the circumstances of waking life, to think clearly, and to act deliberately upon reflection, all while experiencing a dream world that seems vividly real? (La Berge, 1990). In lucid dreaming, people become conscious enough to realize what they are dreaming, and therefore can change the dream they are having. A theory widely accepted by many researchers, is? That lucid dreams are not typical parts of the dreaming thought, but rather brief arou...
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Rapid Eye Movement Cycles Per Second
2,992 wordsDreams play a large role in many peoples lives. They can reflect and pertain to all aspects of life, and can have a deeper meaning than might immediately be realized. The following paper contains an in depth look at and the meaning that dreams have for many individuals and how they have affected people both in the past and present. Many dreams have are really symbols representing significant influences and events in the lives of those who have them. The following paragraph is an example of a dre...
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1,929 wordsLucid Dreaming Dreams are the playground of the mind. Anything can happen when one is dreaming. The only limitation is that we only rarely realize the freedoms granted to us in our dreams while we have them. Lucid dreaming is the ability to know when one is dreaming, and be able to influence what will be dreamt. A normal dream is much like passively watching a movie take place in your skull. In a lucid dream, the dreamer is the writer, director, and star of the movie. Lucid dreams are exceptiona...
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Stage Of Sleep Nrem Sleep
536 wordsThisPsycology Sleep and Beyond This is going to be my essay about sleep. When you are asleep many things take place. It is not just the rest of the day but also the recovery of the body so that it can get the energy it might need for the following day. There are 3 major types of sleep that take place in the average night. You well be surprised to know that many hormone are released during a nights sleep. About 25 % of a nights sleep is spent dreaming. During REM sleep there are periods of stilln...
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Rem Sleep Falling Asleep
913 wordsTuck in for a gourmet sleep Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasure of Sleep and Dreams Paul Martin 416 pp, HarperCollins Last frontiers are hard to find these days, but Paul Martin thinks hes found one: the pleasant land of counterpane, that which knots up the revealed sleave of care, kip: the one third of all human experience that has not been turned into lifestyle. Sleep is not just not lifestyle, it is becoming a shrinking, disregarded nuisance, a stumbling block on the road to the 24 / 7 s...
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