Dream Food

Ben over at Dreaming Life posted an interesting (read: AWESOME!) question, asking What Does Dream Food Taste Like?

At one point midway into his post, he asks, “I wonder what would some dream shrimp taste like? Or some dream milk?”

Then he posits, “My guess is my mind wouldn’t be able to conjure up the non-vegan foods that I’ve not eaten for so long and have little to no memory of.”

I tend to disagree with this a bit, because the mind doesn’t forget things like that. I remember a dream in which I was visiting with a person I knew as a youngster, that I haven’t really consciously thought about since I was about 6 or 7. The brain remembers basically every experience you have, and in the Lucid Dream State, or any dream state, you have unparalleled access to the reserves of your subconscious mind and your storehouse of memories.

Check out Ben’s entire post and leave a comment to let him know what you think.

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January 30th, 2009 6:33 pm

If you still pay attention to this blog, it is possible to create entirely new memories out of this a few simple facts. http://faculty.washington.edu/eloftus/Articles/sciam.htm

The most famous experiment on this is when a group of psychologists forged a page into a personal diary, and then asked for the person to explain what happened that day (without saying the event was forged). Huge stories were made out of nothing. Events that did not occur became reality to some people, and this can easily be used. Be careful of what you believe.

Also, the brain has a limited capacity. It can (and will) overwrite things that are seemingly useless.

February 1st, 2009 11:42 am

I’ve never had the experience that my brain overwrites anything. I guess it must all be in the expectation.

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