By Shobha Vardhan, EditorA dream is a cognitive representation of a reality.
This is not only important for understanding the meaning of dreams but also the meaning and purpose of dreams.
There is a strong evidence that dreams can be used to control behaviour.
However, the role of dreams in controlling behaviour is not clear and the research is only starting to take shape.
Here, we discuss the psychological basis of dreams and the role that dreams play in controlling behavioural processes.
A dream can be understood as a cognitive construct, in that it reflects a reality in the sense that it describes the internal state of the dreamer.
Dreams may also be regarded as a non-conscious cognitive representation, that is, it has no external meaning.
This allows us to conceptualise them as cognitive constructs, and the content of dreams can therefore be conceptualised as non-conceptual.
A cognitive construct is a set of concepts, processes, or objects that are based on a common foundation.
A dream is an example of a cognitive construction, because it is based on an external perception.
This external perception is of a different nature from the internal world that a dreamer experiences.
Dreams are thought to be non-reflective, meaning that the content is not affected by external factors.
They are therefore not conscious and cannot be influenced by external stimuli.
However, dreams are not always conscious, and can also be unconscious.
Dreams have a strong influence on the dreams of people with autism, as the autistic person is more aware of their dreams than the control group.
The main differences between the two groups are that the control groups have no experience with their dreams and, if they do, they are more likely to report negative experiences.
A large number of studies have suggested that people with the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more vivid dreams and are more sensitive to dreams than are the control participants.
These findings may also have some clinical relevance because they suggest that dreams may be a form of ‘non-conscious’ cognitive processing that could contribute to some symptoms of ASD.
This is not to say that dreams do not affect behaviour, as they can trigger behavioural changes in some people.
The link between dream and behaviour is the same whether it is caused by an external source or by an internal one.
For example, some people with Asperger syndrome have a higher than average tendency to fantasise, or to have fantasies that have a highly symbolic character.
Similarly, those with ADHD have more intrusive dreams than others.
These findings can be explained by a combination of biological factors and environmental factors.
However it is important to point out that dreams are still the domain of the individual, and it is the individual who is the subject of research.
We do not know whether dreams are a form that can be studied in a clinical setting, as this research has not been conducted in clinical settings.
We have also not been able to analyse the dream-related behaviour in a sample of children with ASD, because of the lack of research in this field.
The research we have done is based only on laboratory studies, but we are hoping to study the dream process in the real world in the future.
However the main difference between the control and dream-affected groups is that the former has a higher tendency to engage in a range of behaviour, including behaviour that is difficult to describe, such as aggressive behaviour, hyperactivity, or hyperactive play, whereas the latter have a tendency to refrain from these behaviours.
In addition, they report fewer social deficits.
This study indicates that dreams could play a role in controlling behaviours in children with autism spectrum disorders.
However this does not mean that dreams cause behavioural disorders.
A few studies have shown that people who have nightmares are less likely to have autism spectrum behaviours and more likely be self-sufficient.
A more thorough investigation into the link between dreams and autism will be important for our understanding of the developmental origins of these disorders.
We would like to thank the members of the team who made the research possible.
This work was supported by a grant from the Autism Research Initiative.