Poor quality fluid and chemical combinations creating difficult pathways for impulses to leave their point of origin and head towards the hippocampus.
Perhaps this creates a dream/nightmare state (Psychosis) that exists while awake?
Electroencephalography – the neurophysiologic measurement of the electrical activity of the brain by recording from electrodes placed on the scalp or, in special cases, subdurally or in the cerebral cortex.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) – The resulting traces from Electroencephalography, known as an and represent a summation of post-synaptic potentials from a large number of neurons.
Ponto-geniculo-occipital (PGO) spikes – periodically generated during the REM sleep, which are considered to be the main stimuli of dreams.
Play an important role in triggering and maintaining rapid eye movement sleep.
The reason for malfunction would dictate the duration and type of psychosis. Too much emotional data overloading REM, poor foundation memories needed for sorting.Similar potentials can be elicited in waking by intense auditory stimulation that elicit orienting Scalp electrodes – picks up the activity of large groups of neurons Sensory gating – a process by which the brain adjusts its response to stimuli. When one stimulus is presented, there is a response.But when it is followed by a second stimulus soon after, the response to the second stimulus is blunted.I hypothesize that REM sleep helps the brain regulate emotions by altering the sensitivity of D1 and/or D2 receptors.Studies have shown schizophrenics have unusual characteristics of D1 and D2 receptors (Abi-Dargham et al 2002).This is an adaptive mechanism to prevent overstimulation.It helps to focus on a stimulus among a host of other distracing stimuli.The landing of the planes is like the collection of random emotional data in the form of impulses , then sorting ,disposing or placing of data into emotional memory banks using previously stored emotional memories to assist the process.Human research supports the function of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in memory formation.Dopamine is produced in several areas of the brain, including the substantia nigra.EEG topography – using a large number of electrodes to triangulate the source of the electrical activity.