Referat Dreams The language of subconcious The history of dream research: About 5,000 years ago, in what is the Iraq now, high priests of the Mesopotamien civilization of Sumer considered dreams to be direct instructions from heaven to the kings. The Egyptians, a thousand years later, regarded dreams as a source of supernatural wisdom and kept inventories, which have since been recovered by archaeologists, of the most important types of dreams and what they might predict. Even today the tibetan Buddhist believes that dreams can reveal the shape of life to come after reincarnation. Sigmund Freud, one of the most famous psychologists was also really fascinated by dreams. In 1900, he published the first book having to do with dream interpretation. According to Freud, dreams are disguised thoughts from the unconscious mind. The dreaming process: the 4 stages of sleep Our sleep is seperated in 4 different stages. When we fall asleep we stay in stage one, which is a very light sleep and then we drift into stage 2, where our dreams finally take place. We pass by stage 3 and in stage 4 we really relax, it s the deepest sleep of all and we are pretty hard to wake up. Next the sleeper quickly climbs back to stage 2 and enters the night s first REM period. Continuing the cycle, the subject reenters REM sleep about every 90 minutes. The 2 Types of sleep: There are 2 basic types of sleep: NREM sleep (Non rapid eye movement) and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which was discoverd by Nathaniel ...
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