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Unit 5 Dream Theories

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information processing
dreams sort, sift, and fix a day's experience into memories. REM sleep facilitates memory
physiological theory
dreams provide the sleeping brain with periodic stimulation that helps preserve neural networks
cognitive theory
natural part of brain maturation and development. draws on our working concepts and knowledge
problem solving theory
theorized by Cartwright, dreams are the continuity of waking thought but without the constraints of logic or realism
freud
manifest content is the remembered story line. the latent content is the hidden meaning. dreams are key to understanding nner conflict. least scientific of theories
activation synthesis theory
dreams are a product of activity from the pons and brainstem. cerebral cortex attempts to make sense of neural firings by creating a story (dreams have no meaning)
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