December 3, 2006
Have you ever.. okay rephrasing.. how many times have you fallen asleep (not completely) but kept hearing sounds from the outside world? And the brain, instead of waking you up, incorporates those sounds into your dreams? Say a knocking sound on the door, or a song being played in the next room, and next scene you are in Switzerland singing/dancing with Sonali Bendre or being visited by FBI knocking at your doors.. but in dreams ofcourse. Mind is peculiar, and it is interesting to see how it circumvents from being woken.
Now if this can happen with reality seeping into our dreams, why cant the reverse happen? I mean why cant dreams get incorporated into reality? Say you saw an event in your dream, and next day you start to believe that that event had occured in real. So, basically you have difficulty in differenciating b/w dreams and reality. Can it happen? Some reasearch from my side told me: “one can find cases where injuries to the medial pre-frontal cortex lead to a confusion of dreaming and reality. People with this injury feel like they are dreaming while waking or vice-versa”.
Now wouldnt that make an interesting script for a thriller? Say someone committed a crime, or saw a crime being committed, and vaguely remembers bits-n-pieces of it.. so now he tries to get to the reality.. ofcourse there are offshoots or wrong signals that get him away, but he has to filter them to get to the truth. If you ever see such a movie in the future, you know who was behind it (or has it already been made, and am I a tubelight?).