Surya NeeleeMs. O’NeilPsychology, Pr.322 January 2018Dream Theory For many centuries, the topic of dreams has been a subject of interest. Early interpretations of dreams were by Greeks and Romans, where they believed that the dreams are messages from the gods. Like Greeks and Romans, Chinese interpreted differently and believed that our souls left the bodies and went to dream world. Dreams are a natural gift which played a critical role of being alive, gave us a sense of hope, but importantly gave us answers. Also, a dream is brain’s impulsive activity happening during sleep in a ninety minute intervals. There are many types of dreams such as day dreams, lucid dreams, waking dreams, nightmares and the most terrifying of all, night terrors. To explain why we dream, there are many theories, however Rosalind Cartwright’s theory about dreams finding us answers best represents why we dream.In many cases, we tend to conclude how a dream should be ending. This where Cartwright’s theory comes into place and show us the correct way to end a dream, eventually leading us to answers. Rosalind Cartwright’s theory overlaps with Matt Wilson’s theory of dreams sorting through information of the day. Rosalind Cartwright strongly believed dreams are built in therapists where they assist us in working out the day’s emotional quandaries. Similarly, Matt Wilson accepted that dreams sort through memories, to determine which ones to retain and which to lose. In other words, when we sleep, our brain processes all the information that we gathered that day. As the brain skillfully filter out through useful information, it matches up with related information that we already know and link the information together for long term memory. Because that’s how we remember, by establishing mutual connection between many events. In my opinion, Rosalind Cartwright’s theory is the most accurate because our dreams acts like a guide to finding the answers. Suppose you have met a school friend today. Tonight, when you sleep, your dreams might be based on your school memories related to him or any such memories surrounding it. At the same time it might jump to future where you are fighting against a bear because while processing your school days it has reached your stress levels. However, sometimes when you have stressed emphasis on any particular incidence, your brain acts as a processor and seeks solution to a problem.There is still much research that needs to be done in order to fully understand dreams meaning and function. Nevertheless, there have been many mind blowing accomplishment over the last century, and new tools, and data are giving a deeper insight all the time. Furthermore, no one knows where this path of dream research will lead, but the future looks promising that we will one day have a complete understanding of dreams meaning, function, and have more control on our dreams,which may also unlock other mysteries about a human brain works.