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Do dolphins dream despite the fact that only half of their brain is unconscious at a time?
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lextelex



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Do dolphins dream? Reply with quote

Here's a fun fact:
"While sleeping, the bottlenose dolphin shuts down only half of its brain, along with the opposite eye. The other half of the brain stays awake at a low level of alertness. This attentive side is used to watch for predators, obstacles and other animals. It also signals when to rise to the surface for a fresh breath of air. After approximately two hours, the animal will reverse this process, resting the active side of the brain and awaking the rested half."

So my question for you guys is, do you believe that it's possible for a dolphin to dream despite the fact that it's only half-unconscious? Or does the entire brain have to be unconscious for one to dream? I'm not sure what the actual answer is, but I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on this.
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laurencemeenk



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they do. I mean: sleep paralysis is something like that so maybe they have a different sort of dream experience then we do most of the time. Besides, lots of animals dream including cats and dogs. There are even some people and animals who sleep with their eyes open. Smile
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