These “pacemakers” were called “poltergeists” by Jean-Pierre CHANGE in Neural Man in 1983. This alleged “daring” is not without risk, as our work suggests that it poses a risk of sudden and unexplained death. an infant who sleeps three-quarters of the time in “paradoxical” and agitated sleep. This topic, just mentioned, should be clarified later, during our health promotion activities, in particular at CILAOS.
Inspired by the work of JOUVET, according to our hypothesis developed in 2000 (3), the telesemantic attraction to imagination will periodically appear during sleep and will be responsible for what we call “sleep”. Our goal is to consider this function of imagination as an expressional remnant selected by evolution, especially in mammals. The latter indeed, like us humans, are essentially the same encephalographic traces.
It is our ability to superimpose words on so-called “dream” images that distinguishes us from mammals, risking misleading us in interpreting our dreams. We, for our part, noted the relevance of the work of the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). He revealed the functions of dreams, not only proceeding to their biological description, but also recognizing in them the functions of a “compensatory” or “transcendental” transformation of the psyche (4). These functions would warrant individuation that could be pathogenic beyond the epigenetic limits of organism adaptation. This last dimension of itself is carried by the genome and its “during” the epigenome, during “dreams”. Then teleosemantic imaginary realities displace, through successive touches, psychic brakes, inhibition of action, explained by Professor Henri LABORITE, neuroses and psychic dissociations, etc.
Let’s go back to Michel JUVE’s trial and error method. We establish a filiation with this great investigator, which must be subjected to the rituals of a “dispute” between investigators on this question of dreams. Our hypothesis seems to be consistent with his reasoning when he states: “Why not assume that certain genetic programs cannot be periodically reinforced (iterative programming) to establish and maintain the functioning of the synaptic circuits responsible for psychological heredity? ”, quote from the book, (5): “Sleep and Dreams”, 1992, p. 174.
We refer to this vision, even if the concept of “heredity” can be articulated and gives us a theoretical representation closer to some kind of “hybrid” reality of the psyche, a vector of dream images chosen by evolution long before the advent of oral and articulated language.
For our study, we can put forward the following hypothesis: the potentialities of the organism, waiting for activation, not consciously realized, will be activated only partially or even “limited” due to an environment unfavorable for the development of organisms.
Partially they will be determined by the vector of dreams. Homo before Lokens must have been more receptive to their imaginative powers before the advent of language. It can be imagined that genetic potencies are inhibited, hidden or still waiting for activation and appear in the form of motor images during dreams. JOUVE said at the age of about forty: “In a life of forty years, several thousand episodes alternate during which the sleeper helps or participates in the almost paralyzed (due to the role of the blue spot, I add information, see bibliographic references) to the unfolding of the dream spectacle” …, as he said, “Can a man explain to himself that he is running or flying in his sleep, while all witnesses assure him that his sleeping body lies motionless? “, With. 125, 1977, (2).
Let us take as an example the controversial thesis about the innateness or other innateness of altruistic behavior. This choice allows for a hypothetical illustration. We could take the example of the innateness of violence or aggressiveness, their manifestations are also found in dreams. We are not saying that there is a gene for altruism or violence. We’re not there yet in terms of sequencing the genome.
CG JUNG offers a clinical response. Very often the dream scripts would represent, according to the vision of this psychoanalyst, the occult face of the personality by way of compensation. An egoist would encounter dreams with altruistic overtones that encourage him to integrate into his personality a way to be more generous to others. An excessively clean person often has dreams in which waste, excrement or detritus appears.
All acquired influences have left a memory trace in various epigenetic conditionings, and one of the functions of “sleep” would be to restore (gradually) a new biocultural order within these conditionings, “deprogramming-reprogramming” the psyche into a more coherent form. with phylogenetic individualization.
This new order will be determined by a sort of compromise between the genetic possibilities awaiting activation and the evolution of the dreamer’s psychology. The “two” innate and acquired individuations tend to integrate through dreams, conveying a sense of psychic unity.
It is very often observed in psychotherapy that a patient who claimed not to remember his dreams at the beginning of the analysis nevertheless manages to do so. Analysis will trigger the function of integrating these “two” dimensions of individuation. Very often dreams seem to activate many dynamisms… conflicts… different oppositions through different characters and animals, and this is natural. Thus, the whole personality receives energy, and the psyche is considered as a whole. Dream experiences, according to our hypothesis, would give us indications of a possible naturally regulated biopsychological individuation.