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How do all people dream?
Question Date: 2008-03-05
Answer 1:

There is a phase of sleep during which the lower brain sends (as far as we know) random signals up into the upper brain. This results in "rapid eye movement"sleep in which the eyes move around rapidly beneath the eyelids and the experiences you have when dreaming are a consequence of these seemingly random signals stimulating your brain.

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