Review: Wilson, Jonathan. (1990) The meaning of dreams Scientific American, 11, 86-96.
After a brief overview of the history of dreams and their supposed origins, he sets forth his theory that dreaming is a pivotal aspect in the processing of memory, specifically memory that may have survival value for the organism. Using his research on subprimate animals, Dr. Winson believes that he has isolated a brain wave (theta) that is the electrochemical marker for the processing of survival information in the brain. He further reports that in these lower organisms, the only other time this brain wave is present (other thaii in foraging, escaping, sexual behavior, predating, etc.) is during REM sleep.
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