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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 8  
DREAMS AND THE LANGUAGE OF THOUGHT

 

Dream: I have a manuscript. I need it translated. They don't translate it into English. They translate it into meaning.

WHAT IS THE language of thought? Is there a primary, primal language of thought? Does the brain use something like the machine language that computers use? For computers, basically all language is reducible to a code of Is and Os. People who are not computer scientists may deal with computers for decades, and never have direct contact with this system of binary code that underlies the most complex computer operation. But such a language exists. Similarly, there may be some underlying levels of brain language to which we so far have no direct access. Might dreams ...

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