How Dreams and Memory May Be Related

  title={How Dreams and Memory May Be Related},
  author={Eugen Tarnow},
  pages={177 - 182}
  • E. Tarnow
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychoanalysis
This paper presents a theory of dreams and long-term memory structure that proposes that both entities are closely related. The theory is based on a variation of Freud’s dream theory: (1) Freud’s “unconscious” is relabeled the “long-term memory structure” (LTMS); (2) it is proposed that dreams are ever-present excitational responses to perturbations of perceptions and thought, during waking life as well as sleep, which only become conscious when the executive function of waking life ceases; and… 
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