How come sometimes when you close your eyes to sleep and try to imagine something, your imagination takes what you imagine way out of proportion?



For example, if you try to imagine a person, the person is never proportional, they’d be really tall or really wide.

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Because when you immagine a thing in your head you don’t have the measuring and proportion that the eyes give, you in your head live in a place were isn’t a real space and time, call it magic 😎

Well I try to explain with an example: when you try to draw a person from the memory the final result of the drawing ( at least if you are not a great artist ) I will not appear perfectly the same of the persone in real life, it’s the memory that fault in reality because as I have sad, the brain ( thought, memories, emotions) don’t have real instrument to recreate perfectly what you imagine so when you dream or you are going to sleep your brain are alone without the sense ( eyes,ears,touch ecc…) it’s a trace of the experience what you imagine. I hope I give to you an exhausting response 🤟🏾

When you look at object to determine how far or how close it is, what color it is, how big or how small it is and what shape it is your brain quickly looks at clues to determine the information. Because your brain constantly does that you don’t hold all of that information in your head.

Your memories are not as clear as you think they are. There is a show that’s called brain games or explained. One of those shows have an episode that explains this concept. Remember how you look at these clues to perceive an object as quickly as possible so your memory doesn’t hold all of that information, so when you think back it does the same thing looking for clues. Hence why it you are convinced an object is as green and when you think back you will remember it as green and if you later on realize it was blue you will still be able to think back to your memory only this time retrieve the same object as blue in that memory. Your brain is one gigantic auto complete and it needs the similar clues (from the first paragraph) to remember the same information as a memory and since many of us can only remember few things are off. Unless you force your brain and train it to process that information and retain it.

For instance I see my living room everyday but without a doubt a bird-eye sketch I draw of it always off, because when I look at the living room I don’t say of this wall is 2 parts to 4 parts comparing to the long wall and this couch is 80% the length of the width of my living room. So when I sit down to sketch it I can’t remember the clues my brains need to get those proportions right despite knowing whole bunch of other details about my living room.

Sounds like Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, which is known to sometimes coincide with sleep onset. (Personally I’ve only ever experienced it applying to my own body—getting very large or very small.)