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  1. dreams

    A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Humans spend about two hours dreaming per night, and each dream lasts around 5 to 20 minutes, although the dreamer may perceive the dream as being much longer than this.The content and function of dreams have been topics of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history. Dream interpretation, practiced by the Babylonians in the third millennium BCE and even earlier by the ancient Sumerians, figures prominently in religious texts in several traditions, and has played a lead role in psychotherapy. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology. Most modern dream study focuses on the neurophysiology of dreams and on proposing and testing hypotheses regarding dream function. It is not known where in the brain dreams originate, if there is a single origin for dreams or if multiple regions of the brain are involved, or what the purpose of dreaming is for the body or mind. The human dream experience and what to make of it has undergone sizable shifts over the course of history. Long ago, according to writings from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, dreams dictated post-dream behaviors to an extent sharply reduced in later millennia. These ancient writings about dreams highlight visitation dreams, where a dream figure, usually a deity or a prominent forebear, commands the dreamer to take specific actions and may predict future events. Framing the dream experience varies across cultures as well as through time. Dreaming and sleep are intertwined. Dreams occur mainly in the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep—when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. Because REM sleep is detectable in many species, and because research suggests that all mammals experience REM, linking dreams to REM sleep has led to conjectures that animals dream. However, humans dream during non-REM sleep, also, and not all REM awakenings elicit dream reports. To be studied, a dream must first be reduced to a verbal report, which is an account of the subject's memory of the dream, not the subject's dream experience itself. So, dreaming by non-humans is currently unprovable, as is dreaming by human fetuses and pre-verbal infants.

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  1. Dreams

    "Dreams" is the debut single from Gabrielle. Written by Gabrielle and Tim Laws and produced by Richie Fermie, "Dreams" reached number one on the UK singles chart for three weeks in June 1993. The single entered the British charts at number 2, which was the highest chart entry a debut act ever scored in the UK at that time. The song also peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and at number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In Australia, the song made number 2 on the ARIA Chart. Originally the song included a sample of the song "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman, but because of copyright reasons the sample had to be removed. This single is seen as her signature song and the title of her greatest hits compilation Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is based around its lyric. The song was later sampled by the More Fire Crew on their 2002 single "Dreams". The song is featured heavily in the 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, where the character 'Quiz Kid' Donnie Smith plays the song repeatedly as a motivational aid.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dreams

    A series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep which are dissociated from the usual stream of consciousness of the waking state.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'dreams' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3859

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    Rank popularity for the word 'dreams' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3978

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreams in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreams in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dreams in a Sentence

  1. Sandip Biradar:

    Those Astronauts, keep on hanging, to those dreams. Lal Kitab

  2. Zack Gottsagen:

    Follow your heart and follow your dreams, but first, you should stay at school, study, study a lot.

  3. Stillwater Police:

    Our students come to Central with their unique goals, hopes and dreams, and Nikita was undoubtedly no different.

  4. Vicky Piper:

    Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would get so big.

  5. Joseph Baena:

    The number one thing is that I need to pursue my dreams first, i need to make sure that I'm happy and that I'm healthy, and I'm staying the course and doing things in the right way and doing things in an honorable way. So that's what's important to me, and that's what I'm going to keep doing.

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