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54 Responses to Explained: The Meaning Of Dreaming

  1. Profile photo of midnightblis
    midnightblis Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 11:17 am
    Link: Explained: The Meaning Of Dreaming - Neuroscience is giving us more rigorous methods to understand what dreams are. So what do dreams really mean?
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    April 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    I had a dream I was basically Jason Bourne the other day... Saving this kid I knew from the 8th grade from his repressive and unloving parents. I remember I attacked his dad and buried him in blankets, in a room of the house, while the rest of the family was posting how much they hate their son on Facebook.

    Does this mean I am preparing myself to be Jason Bourne?
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    stormEsky Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    lmao @ "things that can be put on toast".
    & i always have nightmares about zombies.:]
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    I had a dream last night that I was in a sand castle in Hawaii with Dumbledore and that these wizards were coming to kill or dismiss him from Hogwarts. I hid behind a desk while they fought it out.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    If you smoke a lot of pot you don`t dream nearly as much. Don`t believe me? Quit for six months. (Ya, right.)
    R.E.M. is your chemical computer rebooting like the video said.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    unavalible for me :(
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    @whyme73

    We csll them Menehune`s in Hawaii.

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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    I`m midlle aged and still dream once in awhile that I`m in my underwear prancing through the High School.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    Maybe they need to dream about dreams, Inception :P
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    c3rv4 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    I rarely dream. Maybe that`s why my memory suck :O
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    verbosity Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Memories are encoded in our neurophysiology, but the exact method is not known. Thus, when the brain creates a dream it has to have prior experience/memory/sensation in combination with our ability to imagine/create in order to simulate a sleeping reality. Not enough space to go into it here, but REM sleep starts an oscillation at ~60Hz, which is the frequency related to re-uptake of synaptic receptors. One theory is that it causes a proportional decrease in all synaptic connections, leaving the relative strength of the connections intact while reducing the energetic demands on the neuron (and permitting new connections to be made). In other words, we are in a golden age of neurobiology in which I think there will be some incredible discoveries - and those discoveries won`t sit as well as it draws out questions of who we are and how different are we from other complex creatures.
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    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    @Handy I think that just means your pedo...
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Title of the post:

    Explained: The Meaning Of Dreaming

    Last bit of the video:

    "Dreams likely will remain a mystery for a long time to come"
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    @xKrazyKoala

    You mean I`m into Koala`s?
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    @c3rv4
    no you dream just as much as everybody else. everyone dreams every time they sleep and so do you. the problem is remembering your dreams after you awake. when you don`t remember that you had a dream, then it seems to you like you didn`t dream at all... of course
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    So basically, its a defragmentation of my hard disk
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    I love dreams. I`ve kept a dream diary for a long, long time... more often than not, I find some kind of connection with my daily life/emotions/moral conflicts. Sometimes analyzing the ridiculousness of dreams helps with sorting out my thoughts and feelings.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Alot of Bosch paintings in this video huh?
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    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    Still cant explain the dejavu`s I have constantly.
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    nkslover Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    So why is this news? I learned about this in my INTRO to psych class...
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    BrainofBrian Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    So basically, dreams might be a whole bunch of things, but we really don`t have a clue yet. Great video.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    I love my nightmares. They keep me entertained. Also, for anyone who still believes that if you die in your dream you die in life, that is false. I have watched myself die in about four dreams. Two when I was four or five years old and and two more as a teenager.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    that didn`t really explain anything... it`s more theory... just like all the theories before it... hopefully science can really explain it one day.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    "I love my nightmares. They keep me entertained. Also, for anyone who still believes that if you die in your dream you die in life, that is false. I have watched myself die in about four dreams. Two when I was four or five years old and and two more as a teenager. "

    You think people took Freddy that seriously?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    0:38 "But Frued`s methodology left much to be desired" as he pulls a lightbulb out his butt:
    LOLZ! OMG! That`s the funniest thing I`ve seen in ages!!!
    Once I stop laughing my butt off I`ll watch the rest... lolz!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    I`m midlle aged and still dream once in awhile that I`m in my underwear prancing through the High School.
    @Handy DANG! You got underwear? Lucky you! My clothes often disappear, leaving me buck-nekked! And worst of all, no one seems to notice or care... lolz!

    Take some Melatonin 10mg for extra-dreamy dreams!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    "dreams do have real effects on our brains..." Yes, and if we don`t dream we DIE! I`d call that a `real effect`! lolz!
    Seriously, I love dreaming, my dreams are weird, but more fun than real life, eh?
    This is from 2008, just search the interwebs for a torrent of this issue :)
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    "Still cant explain the dejavu`s I have constantly."

    like Dixxyrar i keep a dream diary...every dream ive had so far was a future event. i guess going off of that i know how im going to die...
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm
    I may be only one who tried to watch it without sound... but just so you know, it makes NO sense without sound.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    (still laughing out loud at Frued pulling a lightbulb out of his ass...)
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    kingpong Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    I think I may be the only person who constantly has the naked dreams and never has an issue with it, also I`m hung like Hussein. I do get the losing teeth one and sleep paralysis a lot though, both freak me the phuck out. Also, my dreams frequently contain dwarf fighting and I know like maybe 2 dwarves, so unless subconsciously I`m planning on fighting a dwarf army, I don`t think they`re being very helpful preparing me for future events.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    damn iab some times you smack my brain with knowledge.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 17, 2011 at 1:03 am
    vv That`s why I come here @robo! To lol and have some brain smacking, lolz!
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 2:14 am
    "I have watched myself die in about four dreams."
    I`ve died a couple times in dreams. In one I was blown up by a bomb set on the roof of my house. I got to the roof and it went off.

    The video said that children dream of scary animals. I don`t recall ever doing that. My scary dreams were ceiling tall barbie dolls.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 2:37 am
    interesting
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 2:39 am
    also, on the topic of dying in your dreams, iv done it before, and i always become someone else in my dream, similar to how it goes down on halo
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    April 17, 2011 at 4:20 am
    First off, that`s not an "explanation" at all, but merely a hodge-podge of theories.

    Second, we`ve gone this long without knowing the true meaning of dreams and we`ve done alright. Why do we waste so much time and money researching poo that we probably will not find a definite answer to anyway? And even if we do find that answer, who`s to say that it will actually be beneficial?
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 5:08 am
    1:10
    SO I HERD U LEIK MIRROR NEURONS.
    /clap
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    April 17, 2011 at 5:36 am
    If we don`t spend time and money on studying these "fringe sciences", then we wouldn`t come up with more substantial sciences. We never would have split the atom, travelled into space, or developed modern medicine.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    April 17, 2011 at 5:38 am
    And secondly...99% of these fringe sciences are privately funded.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    April 17, 2011 at 7:13 am
    "Second, we`ve gone this long without knowing the true meaning of dreams and we`ve done alright."

    what world are you living in?
    the world will change greatly when we unlock the secrets of the human brain...we die without sleep, and suffer without dreams, so they more than likely play a vital role in our lives. we spend 1/4 of our lives sleeping, id say its important.
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 7:58 am
    Well... that was ambiguous. Personally I think that dreams are just a reorganisation of the mind.
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 8:01 am
    @chimmeychang, well not if dreams are just a bi-product of reorganisation.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 17, 2011 at 8:40 am
    RobSwindol,

    That`s how science works. If we only worked on the immediately and obviously beneficial we would be poo-hot flint knappers but not much else.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Wolf safe.
    Wolf with eye-patch dangerous.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    I was always told it was just random neurons firing off while we sleep.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    Also, it is possible to die of fear, when you go into shock. So, in theory, if your dream is scary enough, your dreams could kill you, right?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    "Explained: The Meaning of Dreaming"? .. More like: "Told: What You Already Know for Three Minutes, and Claim in the Title That It`s Explained"
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    misiz_sjmxo Female 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    sleeping is so awesome.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    I think they were actively trying to slip in that painting of the nude woman as many times as possible.
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 7:01 am
    Well...if dreams are supposed to be preparing us for future scary encounters, my brain is doing a lousy job. I haven`t once dreamt of fighting off zombies. How am I supposed to prepare for an undead apocalypse?
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    1. It is possible for a dream to kill you by giving you a panic attack and/or putting you in shock.
    2. I have quite often dreamt of scary encounters, it has actually improved my zombie invasion plan.
    3. Also, I love sleeping and dreaming!
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    tishmcgee Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2011 at 6:33 am
    Anyone know the name/artist of the painting at 2:43? Looks interesting.
  54. Profile photo of tishmcgee
    tishmcgee Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Ha! I`m a dumbass. There`s totally credits at the end of the video.

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