5 Answers

  1. We all know that the psyche has such a process of anticipation, anticipating what will be ahead. Our brain functions in the future (in the foreground). Therefore, in dreams there can be sounds (smells) from reality (surrounding reality), they can transform, For example, the smell of burning outside the window in a dream can feel in certain distorted frightening images that you will wake up. Also with sounds.

  2. Because you dream while the gunshot sounds and the brain processes this information. Actually, the dream plot is the processing of the received information.

    Time passes differently in dreams and in reality.

  3. Indeed, there is such an amazing phenomenon: it seems that a long sleep, logically developing, leads to a shot (or to another sound that woke the person). But surprisingly, this whole long dream is formed exactly in the short moment that passes from the sound to the awakening. Yeah, I didn't believe it for a long time either.

    By the way, this phenomenon is dedicated to the famous painting by Salvador Dali “Dream caused by the flight of a bee around a pomegranate, a second before waking up” (wikimedia.org). Pay attention to the title: just a second before you wake up, the entire complex dream plot is formed.

    Here's what Dali himself wrote about the painting::

    “The goal was to portray for the first time the type of long, coherent sleep discovered by Freud, caused by instantaneous exposure, from which awakening occurs. Just as the drop of a needle on the neck of a sleeper simultaneously causes him to wake up and a long sleep ending in the guillotine, the buzzing of a bee causes a sting that will wake the Gala.”

  4. There are different layers of sleep, and on each time flows differently, usually faster than in reality. Therefore, information about the shot that is just about to be fired in reality is already available in the dream space and the plot is built in accordance.
    There are even practices that allow you to live long periods of time in a dream, while in reality it will take only a couple of hours. This also contributes to faster and better rest, as a result of reducing sleep time, less than the established norms. However, that's another story.

  5. It seems to me that sleep is formed after such an irritant. That is, the second you hear a gunshot, the brain rationalizes it: “Yeah, someone must have played with a gun before that,” and immediately shows you a piece of the dream marked ” this is a memory, this was before that.” You can't claim that everything was going well in your dream, because in your dream you don't have an independent chronometer that you can use to mark the sequence of events.

    The problem is that we try to evaluate what we see in a dream based on our feelings: a sense of time, emotions, and familiarity. But this is all in a dream, too, comes up with your brain. After all, dreams are not only seen, they are felt and felt. Someone dreams of the familiarity of what he saw and he talks about multi-part dreams, someone has an epiphany and then complains that he came up with a theory of everything in a dream, it's a pity that he forgot. So it is with time in a dream. It's like you've learned something incredible from a single witness, but you can't tell if they're telling the truth or making it up.

    The brain is difficult to understand by the brain even when it is conscious, let alone dreams.

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