Biological theory of dreaming

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R.E.M. sleep
A stage of sleep that occurs about five times each night where there is rapid eye movement (R.E.M.) which indicates that dreaming is taking place
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SENSORY BLOCKADE
During R.E.M. sleep no information is coming in through the senses
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MOVEMENT INHIBITION
During R.E.M. sleep the body is paralysed and there is no movement
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NEURONS
NEURONS in the brain are how messages are passed using electrical impulses down the axon and chemical neurochemicals crossing the synapse transmissions
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RANDOM ACTIVATION
During R.E.M. sleep NEURONS are still active randomly not deliberately
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SYNTHESIS
The brain tries to make sense of the random activation of NEURONS and this ‘sense’ is the dream
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Biologist
Look at physical processes dealing with the brain and behaviour
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Psychologist
Look at the brain and behaviour including thoughts- emotions and personalities
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SENSORY BLOCKADE

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During R.E.M. sleep no information is coming in through the senses

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MOVEMENT INHIBITION

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NEURONS

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RANDOM ACTIVATION

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