posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 05:36 PM
It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that this occurs. The brain is in effect, a simulator. It takes in data, learns how to identify patterns, and
then creates a simulation of that data.
Even now as you see, feel, hear everything in front/around you, it's not you experiencing the real world directly, rather, it's a simulation of the
The beautiful part of this brain we have is it's capacity to record this incoming data. Every movie you've ever seen, every song you've ever
heard, every voice/language you've never even understood. It's all recorded.
So, sometimes when you are falling asleep and starting to entire dream states, your brain can start to pull this information back up, and recreate it
in your simulator. If you catch it happening, it can be very strange, but it feels just as real, if not more real than regular life.
Some humans have illnesses like schizophrenia where they hear these voices all the time. Now we all know those voices aren't real, but it seems very
real to the person experiencing it because they trust the simulator (brain).
Others like to play with the simulator by taking psychedelic drugs. Some cultures have honed it to a careful ritual practice.
So, like I said, the brain is amazing and when you catch it doing things you don't expect, like recreating memories you don't consciously recall as
current events in your simulator while entering the dream state, don't be too surprised, that's what it is supposed to do.