Animals dream. Can they dream like us?

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Re: Animals dream. Can they dream like us?

Postby HAGART » 31 May 2013 23:01

Teraku wrote:Animals can definitely dream. But I have no idea if they are capable of lucid dreams.


I know my dog dreams.... I see him twitch and bark in his sleep.
But how can he be lucid in a dream, if he is not lucid in reality?
(I love my dog, but he's rather dumb. He lives in a dream all day long, NEVER lucid.)

That's actually how I envision most animals living. They act on their emotions, but they don't know why. They are living an endless dream, and never lucid either awake nor asleep.
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Re: Animals dream. Can they dream like us?

Postby DreamerMan99 » 01 Jun 2013 16:42

Nor could an animal comprehend the idea of a dream - the same way they cant understand language. They understand tone though - and understand their name because the sounds.

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Re: Animals dream. Can they dream like us?

Postby mia » 01 Jun 2013 17:11

They would experience Time differently from us too. Perhaps in ways; in a better way; they'd be present, not continually worrying about an imaginary future, or an already 'done'( an so also imaginary) past. Dreams are probably real to them, and not remembered ( maybe that's why we have to work at remembering them; it's not something we usually did either in our primal past, and why sleep paralysis is necessary for all animals; we are part of the animal kingdom, and are mammals also).
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Re: Animals dream. Can they dream like us?

Postby WildCat23 » 25 Jun 2013 03:10

DreamerMan99 wrote:Nor could an animal comprehend the idea of a dream - the same way they cant understand language. They understand tone though - and understand their name because the sounds.

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Obviously, chimps can understand language. Roughly the same as a toddler.
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Re: Animals dream. Can they dream like us?

Postby HAGART » 25 Jun 2013 22:30

WildCat23 wrote:Obviously, chimps can understand language. Roughly the same as a toddler.


Koko the gorilla can use sign language to communicate. I wonder how she would respond if you asked her what she dreamed about, using simplisticly-clever language like, between the time I saw you last (at night) and now (morning) what did you do? I wonder if she would respond anything other than the sign for 'sleep'?

Maybe she says she ate a banana and flirted with other gorillas. (We've all had that dream! :lol: )
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