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Old July 20 2010, 06:49 PM   #145
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Re: Inception (Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio) Grading & Discuss

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And the dream time dilation is not a real thing, dreams actually occur in real time, and the entire premise of the movie relies on that conceit. So those were always in the back of my mind.
...but a dream that can seem to last hours occurs in seconds of real time. The movie got that right.
No, it didn't.

Most studies show that when REM dreamers are awakened 5-15 minutes after the beginning of REM and asked to decide on the basis of the duration of the events in their dreams how long they had been dreaming, almost 90% of the time the subjects answered correctly between 5-15 minutes.
I suspect it'd depend on the person and on the dream.

I've experienced it, I've had dreams where hours or days seemed to have passed only to have far less time occur in "real time."
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
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