Informative Speech On Dreams

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Hello class I am Amanda. Today I am going to start you off with an idea that I think we have all had at least I know I have. What if we could plug our pillows into a computer and look back and watch our dreams. What if we even had the ability to save them and watch them over again later on? With that being said today I will be going into more detail about dreams and dreaming. Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions and sensations that occur involuntarily during certain stages of sleep. Dreams have always been a topic of much scientific speculation and a matter of much philosophical interest. The certain points that I am going to discuss with you today will be specifically, the history of dreams, how we dream, and how it is believed …show more content…
How we interpret dreams is a result of subjective ideas and experiences. Carey Morewedge in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology discusses another common conception of interpreting dreams, is that most people believe that their dreams reveal meaningful hidden truths. This Freudian view of dreaming is more endorsed than other scientific theories. It’s believed that the dream content attributes to memory consolidation, problem solving or other random brain activity. There is a famous Freudian quote that says, “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” There are many books that tell of the different symbols and meanings that occur in our dreams but the reality to it is that they usually aren’t the same meanings for everyone. According to Suzanne Bergmann from the Huffington Post, “Dreams are a universal language, creating often elaborate images out of emotional concepts. There is no single, definitive meaning for symbols and images in dreams.” The encyclopedia Britannica states that when being able to classify dreams they must be subject to inadequacies, so beliefs about dreams nonetheless fall into various classes upon whether they are held to be reflections of reality, divination, curative experiences, or evidence of other unconscious activity being produced while you are

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