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These “pacemakers” were called “poltergeists” by Jean-Pierre CHANGEUX in “Neuronal Man” in 1983. This supposed “feat” is not without risk because it would generate, according to our work, the risk of sudden and unexplained death of the sleeping infant three quarters of the time in the “paradoxical” and agitated sleep phase. This issue, only mentioned, should be clarified later, during our health promotion actions, particularly in CILAOS.
Inspired by the work of JOUVET, according to our hypothesis developed in the year 2000 (3), a teleosemantic imagery impulse would be periodically expressed during sleep and would be responsible for what we call “sleep”. Our purpose suggests considering this image function as an expressive vestige ancestrally selected by evolution, particularly in mammals. The latter, in fact, like us human beings, present substantially the same encephalographic tracings.
It is our ability to put words to the so-called “oneiric” images that will have differentiated us from mammals at the risk of confusing us in the interpretation of our dreams. For our part, we had noted the relevance of the work of the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav JUNG (1875-1961). He identified functions in dreams, not only proceeding to their biological inscription but also recognizing in them functions of “compensatory” or “transcendent” transformation of the psyche (4). These functions would guarantee the individuation that could be pathogenic beyond the epigenetic adaptation limitations of organisms. This last dimension of oneself is carried by the genome and is “during” the epigenome, during “dreams”. The realities of the telesemantic image would then supplant, by successive touches, the psychic brakes, the inhibitions of action as explained by Professor Henri LABORIT, the neuroses and psychic dissociations, etc.
Let’s go back to Michel JOUVET’s trial and error. We establish a relationship with this great researcher that must be subjected to rituals of “dispute” between researchers on this subject of dreams. Our hypothesis seems to meet his reflection when he states: “Why not conceive that certain genetic programs cannot be reinforced periodically (iterative programming) to establish and maintain functional synaptic circuits responsible for psychological inheritance? », quote taken from the book, (5): «Sleep and dream», 1992, page 174.
We refer to this vision, even if the notion of “inheritance” can be articulated and give us a theoretical representation closer to a certain “hybrid” reality of the psyche, by the vector of dream images selected by evolution long before the appearance of what is spoken and what is written. articulate language.
For our questioning, we can propose the following hypothesis: the potentialities of the organism awaiting activation, not being consciously recognized, would be only partially requested, or even “restricted” due to an environment unfavorable to the development of organisms.
They would be specified in part by the dream vector. Homo before Loquens had to be more receptive to his imaginative potentialities before the appearance of language. One could imagine that genetic potentialities are inhibited, or latent, or still awaiting activation and manifest in motor imagery during dreams. JOUVET said, around forty years old: “In a life of forty years interspersed with several thousand episodes during which the sleeper assists or participates almost paralyzed (due to the role of the locus coeruleus, it is I who add the information, see the references bibliographical) to the development of the oneiric spectacle”…, How did he say, “could a man explain to himself that he was running or flying during a dream while all the witnesses assured him that his sleeping body lay motionless? », p. 125, 1977 , (two).
Let us take as an example the controversial thesis on the innate character or not of altruistic behavior. This choice allows for a hypothetical illustration. We could have chosen the example of the innateness of violence or aggressiveness, their expressions are also found in dreams. We are not saying that there is a gene for altruism or violence. We are not there yet from the point of view of deciphering the genome.
CG JUNG advances a clinical response. Very often dream scenarios would present, according to the vision of this psychoanalyst, the hidden face of the personality by compensation. An egoist would be faced with dreams with an altruistic connotation that encourage him to integrate into his personality a way of being more generous with others. An excessively clean person would tend to face dreams in which waste, excrement or detritus appear.
Having memorized traces of all the influences acquired in various epigenetic conditionings, one of the functions of the “sleep” would be to (gradually) reestablish a new biocultural order within these conditionings, “deprogramming – reprogramming” the psyche in a more consistent way. with phylogenetic individuation.
This new order would be determined in a kind of compromise between the genetic potentialities awaiting activation and the evolution of the dreamer’s psychology. The innate and acquired “two” individuations would tend to integrate through dreams, conveying a feeling of psychic unity.
Very often it is observed during psychotherapy that the patient who claimed not to remember his dreams at the beginning of the analysis nevertheless manages to do so. The analysis would trigger an integration function of these “two” dimensions of individuation. Very often dreams seem to activate many dynamisms… conflicts… various oppositions through different characters and animals, and that naturally. In this way the totality of the personality is energized, considering the psyche as a whole. Dream experiences, according to our hypothesis, would give us clues about a possible naturally regulated biopsychological individuation.