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Unlocking things in your brain through dreams

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posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 12:44 AM
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I have dyscalculia. for those who don't know what that means

Dyscalculia[p] or math disability is a specific learning disability involving innate difficulty in learning or comprehending mathematics. It is akin to dyslexia and can include confusion about math symbols. Dyscalculia can also occur as the result of some types of brain injury.


Well last night I had a dream in which I knew the answer to the math problem with out having to work it out. I just new the answer with out having to think about it.. It was a real math problem with a correct answer. Upon awakening I worked the problem out. Of course I had to do it a few times to make sure I was not mistaken but the answer was correct.
So how did I know the correct answer in my dreams? The answers have to be locked away in my brain some where.
So know it has me wondering if through dreaming i can some how over come my difficulties with math. It feels as though I can overcome this barrier through unlocking that part of my brain through dreaming but how? And if I am successful what would that mean for other people with learning disorders?




posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 12:52 AM
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I would recommend looking into lucid dreaming, if you have a feeling that dreaming can help



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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Welcome to the club friend.

When I first started programming I was around 13 years old, I started programming in a high-level programming language known as .DM or BYOND, I moved onto Visual Basic, C+, and PERL as my brain expanded.


I have had many instances where I'd stay up all night trying to figure something out, go to sleep, have a dream of a computer screen and the answer right there, wake up and have the solution.


I don't know what this is called, but it's really cool and enjoy it while you have it!



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 01:08 AM
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I have always been good with lucid dreaming, but I never thought about using it in this way until you mentioned that. Thank you. I will try it tonight and see how it goes.



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by Revolution-2012
reply to post by calstorm
 


Welcome to the club friend.

When I first started programming I was around 13 years old, I started programming in a high-level programming language known as .DM or BYOND, I moved onto Visual Basic, C+, and PERL as my brain expanded.


I have had many instances where I'd stay up all night trying to figure something out, go to sleep, have a dream of a computer screen and the answer right there, wake up and have the solution.


I don't know what this is called, but it's really cool and enjoy it while you have it!

Like when you are in a car and you are not even thinking about the exact problem you were thinking about yesterday in your physics class and then poof, you suddenly understand it. And you are like WTF!! I totally get it, without any logical explanation behind your understanding.



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 01:13 AM
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Exactly, it's a lot weirder when it happens in a dream though, because it's visual.

The brain is far from being understood, common knowledge



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 02:48 AM
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Like when you are in a car and you are not even thinking about the exact problem you were thinking about yesterday in your physics class and then poof, you suddenly understand it. And you are like WTF!! I totally get it, without any logical explanation behind your understanding.


This happens to me a majority of the time; Not in the same context though. I'm a big time Lucid Dreamer. When waken, I can visualize almost any and everything I want and it'll look clear as day. My doctor said it has to do with me being left handed. That's why i probably always have those Aha moments.



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 04:55 AM
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I sometimes say the human mind/body is capable of anything, except for the limitations we put on it.

It is possible you subconsciously understand the process but just get confused when trying to work it out... some peoples mind side tracked or work too hard and things seem more difficult than they are.

Personally my memory is shot from many blows to the head so I have to constantly reminded how to do stupid things like cooking a recipe or doing the laundry.

I have found people with the learning disabilities just have to be explained to a different way, because its their way of thinking that doesnt work with the problem, not the problem doesnt work with their way of thinking!



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 05:47 AM
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Originally posted by calstorm


Well last night I had a dream in which I knew the answer to the math problem with out having to work it out. I just new the answer with out having to think about it.. It was a real math problem with a correct answer. Upon awakening I worked the problem out. Of course I had to do it a few times to make sure I was not mistaken but the answer was correct.


so, actually you need to become aware of the 'language' your brain used,
the brain communicates in both sensory and metaphorical analogies...

in the math problem, your dream self 'knew' the solution without having to work through the problem solving sequence of math operations...
you might ponder just how your waking mind can solve math problems without the need for using the confusing symbols & mathematical operations in the sequence of steps normally used.

The night brain was 'telling' you how the answer can be arrived at without all those series of mechanical 'steps'... but you were/are focused on just the 'result' which was knowing the correct answer "from nowhere"


keep us up to date on your quest



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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Reading all of your posts and rattling a bit about the topic myself, I have found more clarity in the subject. The subconscious mind holds all the answers. While dreaming, we use our subconscious. That's why we can see people, objects, situations, we believe we have never seen before, in our dreams. The eyes see everything, but not everything registers with our conscious mind, so those things "we don't see" become known to our subconscious. Everything we encounter in life is automatically known to our subconscious but that's not the case with our conscious. You have learned the methods to solving that math problem and that's all you need to have learned to solve it. Your math problem was probably in a different context then what you have learned, so your conscious mind becomes puzzled. While your subconscious mind is laughing because it knows you know how to get the answer. This takes me back to your dream. Our dreams are mostly about what we had on our minds before we drifted away. That math problem was one that really attracted your attention, so that's what triggered your dreaming of it. Since dreams are the subconscious and putting together what i have said about the subconscious you know how you was able to see the answer. Now what triggered your subconscious to actually show you the answer is a whole different story. It's also an interesting thought. Everything i have said is my theory and thoughts, but I believe what I said plays a part in your experience.

[edit on 13-12-2009 by Pains Wisdom]

[edit on 13-12-2009 by Pains Wisdom]



posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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The majority of time you are dreaming, the logical part of the mind is shut off. This is why crazy things can happen in a dream and you won't know it was a dream. It's also why you might do something awful in a dream and never question it, then you wake up in the morning and think you've done something terrible when in fact your morality and logic was shut off and basically not functioning.

So dreaming gives the logical side of the mind a rest, and it turns on your creative side. The logical side of your mind wakes up refreshed, your creative side has been at work, and almost instantly you have that aha moment.

It would also seem that the creative side is much less likely to get tired out, sort of like the heart always beats but never really gets tired.

I hope you pursue this but I think it's more likely to happen on it's own than anyone ever being able to willfully do it, or force it.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 02:36 AM
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I have dyscalculia as well. Lol, its so unknown not even spell check recognizes it I have just noticed. I had this issue in school and overcame with expensive tutoring in six weeks. I still have problems with numbers, but I can count money really well. S+F



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