I suddenly thought of a question while I was sleeping yesterday: Is dreaming similar to the principle of drawing with Midjourney?
Before falling asleep, seeing books, movies, listening to music, or thinking about random things often leads to being brought into dreams. Throughout history, there have been many studies on controlling dreams, but it has never been possible to control them accurately. We can only control the frequency of specific content appearing in a dream with a certain probability.
This is similar to the images generated by Midjourney, which cannot be accurately controlled.
According to some research, our brain produces various activities during sleep, including neural activities related to memory, imagination, and emotion processing. These activities can be manifested in our dreams, creating various scenes and plots.
Some researchers believe that we can influence the content of our dreams by inputting specific information to our brain before sleep. This method is called "dream incubation".
For example, vague input instructions can be seen as a way of dream incubation. Some dream incubation experiments have shown certain effects, but these effects are often unstable and may vary from person to person.
Dream incubation is not a method that can accurately control the content of dreams. Our dreams are generated autonomously by the brain and are influenced by many factors, including our emotions, experiences, and memories. Therefore, even if you practice dream incubation, there is no guarantee that you will have dreams similar to drawing with Midjourney.
Both dream incubation and drawing with Midjourney involve providing vague instructions to influence the results, but the final results are often uncertain because they involve factors that are difficult to control accurately.
In drawing with Midjourney, we can provide keywords or simple sketches to guide the direction of the drawing, but since the drawing process is autonomously performed by the machine, the final result may have some deviations.
In dream incubation, we can provide vague instructions to influence the content of dreams, but it is also difficult to accurately control the final content of dreams because they are generated autonomously by the brain and are influenced by many factors.
Although the results of these methods are difficult to control accurately, they can still produce interesting results and help us better understand the workings of our brain and artificial intelligence.
In addition, I also found that when I am in a good mental state and have good continuous sleep, I can easily see through my dreams and quickly realize that I am dreaming.
The resolution of scenes in dreams is low, similar to low-poly in games. Usually, we cannot see the faces of characters in dreams clearly, perhaps because it requires more neural computation in the brain to perceive facial details. Seeing the faces of characters in dreams clearly is not the purpose of dreaming.
Low-power operation maintains the frequency of brain activity, integrates information from the day and the past, deletes redundancies, and retains important information for conversion into long-term memory.
When our physical condition is weak, it is often difficult to distinguish between dreams and reality, especially when having nightmares, there is a sense of being immersed in the situation, and it is even difficult to wake up even when scared to the point of wetting oneself.
When you can see through a dream at a glance, it means that I am in the dream, rather than the dream being in me. Therefore, judging whether the body is in a sub-healthy state has added another method.
In dreams, we strengthen the processing and consolidation of the memories we have learned and experienced in a waking state, which helps us better remember and apply this information.
Dreams can also help us process emotions and cope with stress. Some dreams can help us release stress and emotions, reducing negative emotional experiences in a waking state.
In dreams, our brain can freely explore various imaginations and ideas, which helps us better unleash creativity and imagination in a waking state. This is similar to Midjourney continuously accumulating user operation data and training data models.
If you often have the same dream, it may represent a challenging difficulty or an emotional problem that needs to be resolved in the real world. It is like a line of fixed code that triggers a specific dream scene when encountering difficulties.
Dreams occupy half of our lives, but we still know very little about the nature and function of dreams.