Inception: Pure Science Fiction Essay

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What is more resilient than any parasite or virus? An idea. An idea takes hold of the brain and spreads like fire, difficult to eradicate once it is planted. This is the concept of inception, which is planting an idea into a person’s mind and letting it grow (Inception, 2010). Other concepts in relation to inception are dream sharing and a dream within a dream. Dream sharing is a person manufacturing a dream and bringing a person or persons into that dream (Inception, 2010). As an individual dreams or dream shares, he or she can go deeper into a dream and further into the layers of the subconscious also known as a dreaming within a dream (Inception, 2010). As a dream is explored and one is pursing deeper into the subconscious time and …show more content…

An individuals sleep cycle is periodic with non-REM sleep dominating the sleep cycle and only 20-25% consisting of REM sleep in which a person dreams thus making dreaming brief (Inception: A Neuroscientists’ Review). In Inception, sleep is identical and immediate entrance into a dream is highly unlikely. An individual goes into multiple sleep cycles before experiencing a dream thereby proving this area of Inception inaccurate. Being in a dream state is differs from being awake. An individual’s perception or awareness of his or her surroundings and sensation or the processing of one’s senses, become hallucinatory (Squire, Fundamental Neuroscience). Memory becomes fragmented with its disconnection from present events and inefficient in recalling them (Squire, Fundamental Neuroscience). Cognition is unstable, instead of being oriented the dreaming mind looses track of time, place, and person. Instead of thinking actively the dreaming mind yields to “non-sequiturs, ad-hoc explanations, and other illogical whims” (Squire, Fundamental Neuroscience). Emotions, unlike when awake and are controlled and responsive to thoughts, dominates and organizes dreaming consciousness (Squire, Fundamental Neuroscience). Motor activity is suppressed in the brain to prevent an individual acting out a dream (Inception: A Neuroscientists’ Review). Also prefrontal regions in the brain are deactivated

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