• Question: what are our dreams based on ? and which part of our brain work with it?

    Asked by AM to Hugh, James, Katherine, Matt, Shannon on 8 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      I really don’t know, sorry!
      I’ll sleep on it!

    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 9 Nov 2017:

      These questions haven’t got a straight answer, perhaps this is an area you can work on if you decide to become a scientist? I think (although I’m not an expert) that our dreams may be based somewhat on things we’ve encountered before as our brain tries to sort out information that it’s gathered. Several parts of the brain are involved in the process of dreaming, including for example the cortex!

    • Photo: James Brown

      James Brown answered on 9 Nov 2017:

      Some say its our brain relaxing/resting and dealing with/storing all the information we dealt with while awake- thats why if you dont sleep for a long time you go a little crazy.

      If you figure that out you will probably win some big prizes! super interesting!

      this was in the paper in April this year (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/10/scientists-identify-parts-of-brain-involved-in-dreaming).