The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Dreaming | Pioneer

The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Dreaming

About the Scholar: Ria Tomar grew up in the United States and attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California

The Research:

Two major theories about dreams are based on contrasting suppositions. “Activation synthesis” proposes that dreams are a way of discharging excess electrical impulses while we sleep. “Threat simulation theory” sees dreams as “an ancient biological defense mechanism.” In this paper, Ria suggests that both theories are inadequate: the first, because it contradicts nature’s efficiency in using bodily processes for a purpose; the second, because it accounts for only a portion of dreams. Looking at dreams and their relationship to the various stages of sleep, she proposes that our brain uses dreams to help us learn, grow, and process emotions.

ClientThe Car Rental Co
SkillsPhotography / Media Production

Project Title

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.