If our subconscious controls 90% of our mental state what happens when we sleepwalk? What causes it?

asked 02 Oct '10, 22:06

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edited 02 Oct '10, 22:16

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Barry Allen ♦♦

To put it simply, our subconscious is causing us to sleepwalk.

Does that surprise you? If our subconscious controls 90% of our mental state, then why should it be impeded by the 10% of your mind that's still asleep?

The closest scientific explanation available is that sleepwalking occurs in people whose nervous systems are immature. Humans have an inhibitory mechanism that prevents them from moving when they are dreaming; perhaps this inhibitory mechanism doesn't work in sleepwalkers.


answered 03 Oct '10, 21:12

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