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originally posted by: Bybyots
a reply to: ZetaRediculian
Are they? Or are you just being silly? Do you experience sleep paralysis or ocular/silent migraines? Anything like that?
That's when I had this flood of memories of things that never happened. It was like "oh yeah, but wait, that never happened" then it occurred to me these were memories of things that happened in my dreams. then it occurred to me that when Im having a dream and I "remember" something, I am really not remembering anything, I am just dreaming. So I think I tapped into some false memory dream generator while I was still awake or I was just plain confused.
I am stunned, really, by this. So, you experience this, as well. Something or other seems to trigger it. But you respond to it differently than I, admittedly. Not that I'm not confused, or end up thinking it just plain didn't happen. But you are so sure of that, when it seems so very real to me, at the onset, that I can't quite throw out the window that it never really happened…..
...anyway, right in the middle of this discussion, I had this very weird migraine and reading this was causing me to go into some very bizarre spaces...almost hallucinatory. I had to actually put the computer down and walk away. It made me apprehensive enough to not even look at this thread until now.
But I did have some very good insights about false memories as I seemed to have had a flood of them. It was very late maybe 2 or 3 in the morning and despite my migraine, I kept working on a programming project and wham! It occurred to me that I have had several recurring false memories while I was dreaming but I couldn't be certain that they were recurring because they were false to begin with. That is the feeling that they were recurring was false also. It was like this dream world that I kept separate somehow merged with my waking reality. I really had to focus to know what was real for a few minutes