Activation synthesis theory - Hobson and McCarley

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What dreams mean
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Sensory blockade
The state during REM sleep when no information enters through our senses, this means we can't hear, see, taste etc
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Movement Inhibition
The state during REM sleep when the body is paralysed and there is no movement
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Synthesis
Where the brain tries to make sense of random activation of neurons and put them into a story like sequence
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Random Activation
During REM sleep when neurons are active and sending impluses that are as if they were from your senses. These impluses are memories randomly from the day or your past
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How dreams are created
Memories are triggered randomly by neurons during REM sleep, which is random activation. These memories are then made into a story like sequence, which is synthesis
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The state during REM sleep when no information enters through our senses, this means we can't hear, see, taste etc

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Sensory blockade

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The state during REM sleep when the body is paralysed and there is no movement

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Where the brain tries to make sense of random activation of neurons and put them into a story like sequence

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During REM sleep when neurons are active and sending impluses that are as if they were from your senses. These impluses are memories randomly from the day or your past

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