Scientists have phone that if people stop thinking too hard about solving a problem and just let the "unconscious" side take over, those eureka moments will come unexpectedly! We have to remember that the higher cortical areas do a lot of thinking but are slow to act (slow response). However, closer to the primordial layer, there is not much thinking (dead zone) but the response is fast and intuitional. While the neocortex is more constrained by thinking patterns, the lower one contains a subconscious see of information where anything goes, and this zone often makes associations between concepts that the logical side wouldn't normally do.
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Thanks for sharing that.
I never thought of that, but I suppose you're right. It would get boring if they always knew it was a dream and your lucid powers and 'magic tricks' never impressed them. That's some of my favorite things to do when I become lucid around others in a dream. I like to show off my 'powers'. But I've had some dreams where they DC's are aware it's a dream, and they are not impressed.
Exactly. It's rare that I get to impress them, but it's fun! I wonder if I asked them to 'be dumb unless I tell you otherwise' what they would do. I enjoy the looks they give in those circumstances when you suddenly hover off the floor. However if I did that, I don't think it would be the same. I'd know they were just acting surprised based on how they are usually. That or they would just ask why and I would be like "Because I want to see your surprised face when I...Um, I mean I want to act all awesome and watch as you...freak out... OH YOU KNOW WHAT NEVER MIND!!!" . So to all of you who take them for granted, enjoy your 'zombies'! They're pretty darn fun!