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Dreaming Connects. The Dreaming End of the Continuum Is Hyper-connective

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199751778
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199863419 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0006
Dreaming Connects. The Dreaming End of the Continuum Is Hyper-connective

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This chapter shows that dreaming is hyper-connective. At the dreaming end of the continuum connections are made more easily than in waking, and connections are made more broadly and loosely. Dreaming avoids tightly structured, over-learned material. Thus, we do not dream of the “three R's”—reading, writing, and arithmetic. The connections are not random, but guided by the dreamer's emotions.

Keywords: continuum; connections; reading; writing; arithmetic

Chapter.  1818 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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