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Do Dogs Dream?

by Albert John October 12, 2017

Do Dogs Dream?

The proof of these research indicates that a lot of animals – humans, cats, dogs, rats, and even few birds – share resemblances in the structure of the brain and in electrical activity patterns within our brain, both asleep and awake. This shows that not only a dog dreams, but it is nearly certain that dogs dream, like ours, not only replay the happenings of the day but also let them process what they acquire.

Equivalent parts of brain architecture that creates visual photos and produce memories appear to have the same functions across almost all mammal species, including the pons in the brainstem that has the capacity to limit physical movement while we sleep. A sleeping dog who is seen to whimper or twitch as it dream is no different as humans muttering incoherently or rolling over in their sleep. For rats, scientists have altered or inhibited effectively the pons and seen complete somnambulatory episodes play out during the state of dream.

Dreams start within 20 minutes for a sleeping dog. They appear to vary in number and length depending on factors that range from a size of the dog down to his age. For instance, a small dog breed tends to have more frequent and shorter dreams per sleep cycle. On the other hand, a huge dog breed tends to have fewer dreams but in greater length. Puppies who still are learning about the environment tend to have more dreams, regardless of its size of the puppy.

Albert John
Albert John


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