MadSci Network: Medicine

Re: How and why do you dream?

Date: Wed Dec 30 09:08:24 1998
Posted By: Bruce Lobitz, M.D., Emergency Physician
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 908934434.Me

One prominent theory holds that the 'purpose' of dreaming is two-fold:
1) it is your brain's way of storing memories and putting them in the right 
place in your brain, and 2) it is how your brain makes sense of your daily 
memories and experiences in a way that it can recall them for future use.
However, this is only a theory at present.

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