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Dreams, in short

July 3rd, 2008 autore

Dreams perform various functions: they quickly help us find our sense of orientation when we wake up; they salvage data gathered during the day prior to sleeping and they upload all programmes related to behaviour and thought. Should we awake abruptly without dreaming we would encounter great difficulties moving around or coordinating simple movements. This is the central issue reported in an article written by Elia Tropeano which recently appeared on Internet. The article however does not mention the case of a school teacher who relates that one night, while she was studying for a state exam with a friend it got very late and she fell asleep on her books. She suddenly woke up and started screaming out in terror because she was unable to understand why the other woman was at her house. It took her a while before she was able to get a hold of herself and recognize the woman as her friend who was bewildered by the episode. Nor does the article mention the case of a woman who, having read the article, felt reassured about what had happened to her fifteen year old son. One night she heard a noise. She turned on the lights and saw her son walking around the room with great difficulty. He was unable to speak and explain what he was doing. At first she thought he had been hit by a stroke and did not know what to do. Her husband quickly intervened and they tried to assist him. Later on the son recovered completely and explained that his problems, including a paralysed arm, all began when he woke up. What had happened was that he woke up accidentally without experiencing a dream.

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Memory and Recollections in Neuro Digital Programming

July 3rd, 2008 autore

Recollections, according to Elia Tropeano, are nothing but the by product of compression processes perpetuated upon the three principle portrayal systems of information which make up a sensorial experience. This means that events, experiences, simple descriptions, etc. before reaching our memory are, as familiarly stated, “zipped” (compressed). Compression accounts for inevitable loss of specific information. This denotes that past events do not influence our experience rather the way they are portrayed. The process of compression is obvious when we think of the entrance channel to our memory which allows a modest quantity of information to be transferred, approx. 7, more or less two pieces simultaneously. At times compression produces irregular elements which obstruct the passage of information to our memory and the portrayal of real events remains at the access level for unlimited time. The learning process is the final result of a complex process of restriction, transmission and memory displacement. If asked to observe a street full of shops, people hustling and bustling, parked cars etc. and then told to give an account of the scene, we might remember the experience as a fixed image, motionless or a scene in motion without sound. Someone might recall the scene curtailed or in black and white. Others, might recall colour and natural dimensions though out of focus. We might remember the shops but not the vehicles or we might exclude people in order to remember the car. When a car accident occurred, the witness was convinced that the car involved in the accident was in motion. Another person remembered the car being motionless. One of the two had omitted a piece of information which did not alter in any way details concerning dynamics and responsibility.

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