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The Dis-closure of World in Waking and Dreaming

Gordon Globus


The dream world is sometimes indiscernable from the wake world and so parsimony demands a common explanation of world as such. The widespread conviction that the world of dreams is somehow “synthesized” from memory traces of various disparate waking worlds in space and time is implausible, leaving explanation to a mysterious synthetic process. It is argued instead in a Heideggerian vein that closure is fundamental, an “abground” from which world is dis-closed in waking and dreaming both. The abground has dual modes, in accordance with thermofield quantum brain dynamics. Dis-closure of world takes place in the dual modes’ belonging-together, whether waking or dreaming. Three factors participate in the process of matching during waking: (1) sensory input representations and their entanglements, (2) self-actions (self-tuning) and their entanglements, (3) re-traces (memory traces of recognitions). The first factor is of course absent during dreaming, yet an authentic world may appear. This leaves waking and dreaming worlds at ontological parity, both dis-closures between-two.

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