Imagine a black sheet of paper in front of your eyes, with no lights, with no images, with no memories or imagination coming through. That’s what I see when I sleep.
With extensive damage to the Cerebral Cortex, the part of the brain that is responsible for dreams, I can’t dream. Instead, my mind goes through a thought process that takes me through any outstanding issues that are still in my unconscious, not yet resolved.
I have known for quite some time that I don’t recall dreaming, but I now know for sure that I can’t dream. In the past I lacked any clear understanding of the facts. I’m not too bothered by the fact that I don’t dream, but I am bothered that those thought processes wake me up.
In my next blog on my neurological issues, I’ll go into more detail on why I can’t always rationale my thoughts and what’s the issue behind that.