Amazing Facts About Dreams
You can’t imagine faces in your dream.
Have you ever woken up from a dream and asked yourself, ‘’who is that handsome stranger whom I’ve never seen before?’’ The fact is, you have seen him or her somewhere before but forgotten. It could be your childhood dentist or someone you’ve seen for a split second at the store.
The brain may be responsible for many of the complex creations but it can’t invent the image of people.
So how does a blind person dream?
People who are ‘’born blind’’ can’t see any images. Instead, they have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.
Dreams are forgotten easily.
The human brain is such a complex organ that no one can really fully understand its activities. According to theory, the changes that take place in our brain during sleep do not support the information processing and storage needed for memory formation to take place. The frontal lobe, which plays an important role in memory formation, is inactive when we are dreaming.
You are paralyzed when you are dreaming.
I had a dream once where I was being chased by a girl (similar to the girl in the movie ‘’the ring’’) and wanted to ‘’wake up’’ badly but couldn’t. My body was immobilized and the whole situation felt so real. Man was that scary!
What happens is. When you are asleep, glands in your body secrete a hormone that helps you sleep and neurons send signals to your spinal cord which helps your body to relax and later become essential ‘’paralyzed.’’
Emotions felt in your dreams are real.
Many emotions are experienced during dreams including: joy, happiness, sadness and fear.
Are We Mindless Humans??
There have been psychological theories that suggest that our personalities, thoughts, behaviors and feelings are uncontrolled bodily processes. Let us look at some of the reasons below as to why that is.
Conscious vs. Unconscious memory
When we construct our memories from what we remembered it is called explicit memory. Explicit (conscious) memory is what we can recall and remember. On the other hand, implicit (unconscious) memory is when you have performed a task that you cannot recall. It is something you are completely unaware of but plays an important role in controlling our behavior. Here is an example:
Suppose that when you were little, you had ordered popcorn every time you went to the movie theater. You may not even like popcorn but because you had such a ‘’pleasant experience’’ from the theater, you would order popcorn every time you went.
Your unconscious mind would associate the taste of the popcorn to the ‘’pleasant experience’’ you had as a child.
There have been studies that Men experience greater stimulation in the left hippo-campus and women in the right. Resulting in women excelling at language and men having better spatial awareness.
3 Levels of Moral
According to Piaget and Kohlberg, you would go through 3 stages of moral development as you get older. Kohlberg studied boys aged 10 to 17. The first stage is the pre-conventional stage, this is when you don’t have empathy for others and the only reason to behave good is from the fear of punishment. The second stage is the conventional stage; you want to be regarded as good in the eyes of others. Lastly, the last stage of your moral development is the post-conventional stage. This is when you start thinking/acting independently and asking questions about what is right and wrong.
Men tend to be more hostile, socially withdrawn and engaging in negative activities. Women tend to break rules and engage in alcohol use.
Attractive people were generally viewed as happier and socially skilled then the rest of us.
SpongeBob Squarepants And The 7 Deadly Sins
Each of the main characters in SpongeBob Squarepants was inspired by the seven deadly sins.This was revealed in an audio commentary by the creators on a season one DVD.
Greed (Mr.Krabs) – This is probably the most obvious, the show continuously shows how greedy Mr. Krabs is. He would do anything for money.
Sloth (Patrick) - Patrick represents this sin because he sleeps under a rock all day for crying out loud. He has no job and in one of the episodes, he was even awarded for how lazy he was.
Envy (Plankton) – The show consistently reveals plankton trying to steal the secret formula from Mr. Krabs. However, he fails miserably every single time.
Wrath (Squid ward) - Squid ward is angry most of the time. He hates his life, job and most of all, he hates SpongeBob. In every episode, whatever SpongeBob does, it would annoy the hell out of him.
Gluttony (Gary) - Whenever Gary is involved in an episode, it would always involve SpongeBob feeding him or forgetting to feed him. There was an episode where Gary ran away from home because SpongeBob forgot to fed him.
Pride (Sandy) – Sandy is not afraid to show off her athleticism in a karate competition or even in a weightlifting contest. She is proud that she is a Mammal living under water despite not being able to breathe normally like the other sea creatures. There was an episode where she tried to prove land mammals were better than sea creatures.
Lust (SpongeBob) – One trait that SpongeBob doesn’t have is ‘’hatred.’’ He loves everyone and everything. He has a great passion that makes up his whole persona.
Your Pupils Dilate When You See The Person You Like
Your pupils dilate when you see someone you are attracted to. The word pupil in Latin means, “doll-like reflections of people” in your sight. The opening of the irises mirrors more than just what you see on the outside, its a response from your body when you see someone attractive.
The autonomic nervous system in your body plays an important role in involuntary pupil dilation. Much like the nervous system is responsible for uncontrollable reactions like goosebumps and heart rates, it controls the muscles of the irises. It will expand when you see someone that you like.
Another reason the pupil dilates is due to sexual arousal and excitement. It stimulates the pupil causing it to expand and heightens our attention and focus.
Because we are biologically built to be more attractive to beautiful things, and because we are humans, we tend to rate and judge people. With that being said, the pupils will dilate in response to physical attraction(face, body, etc).
In addition, the autonomic nervous system is primarily responsible for controlling our flight-or-fight response when we sense danger. According to Charles Darwin, the pupils will expand to heightened attention and focus, which primes animal for fleeing or fighting.
P.S everyone is beautiful inside