|What is REM
Rapid Eye Movement
(REM) is simply moving your eyes when you dream. That's it! You just have
to be dreaming, and your mind is active. Scientists have formulated many
statistics about how much you dream by research with Rapid Eye Movement.
(Just so you know, you only have REM sleep when you dream.)
1. Large brain cells in brain stem spontaneously come out about every hour and a half.
2. They send random stimuli to parts of the brain.
3. The stimuli stimulate places of the brain like muscle control, sensory, memory and other areas.
4. The brain tries to make sense of the random information, turning it into a dream.
Is there a reason for dreaming?
This a very controversial subject. According to psychotherapists, the "topdown" theory works. That means that they think that dreams have a reason, an intentional reason, from the unconscious.
Neurologists believe in the "bottom-up" theory. They believe that dreams have no real meaning.
Between these theories is a theory called content analysis. Content analysis simply describes and classifies the representations in dreams such as colors, cars, and people. However, these have no real interpretational meaning.
There are differences between male and female dreamers, although these differences are unexplained.