As I mentioned in class on Monday, I’m very interested on why we dream, so I decided to research the topic. A study done by Antti Revonsuo on rats, showed that rats who were deprived of REM(the part of the sleep cycle in which you dream) sleep were unable to preform basic survival skills. Revonsuo believes this is because dreaming helps one practice for real life danger. A majority of our dreams involve threats that we could come into contact with in everyday life(i.e. car accident, robbery, attack) because they’re setting the stage for us to practice how to function in these situations. However, many researchers believe that dreams do more than help us practice for potential threats. They can also help us learn and solve problems in a creative way. Either way, dreaming doesn’t seem as senseless as it use to.