That’s pretty neat – the computer just doesn’t know how to map the information
Like “bed” needs to be combined with the type of sheets, color, texture (thread count), how dirty it is, how many sheets, how many pillows, how firm are they and the bed, how old is the bed – does it sag?, what size, how high is it off the ground, is it against the wall, did the dreamer make the bed or someone else?, was the bed made or were the sheets rolled up into a ball?, what sound does it make when you move on the bed, ran your hand over it? Does it come from a childhood memory, a book, a movie, a song? What else is connected to the bed?
Once that all can be tied together, then it’s a “bed.”
We may not think all of those details matter, but they do, which is why the same “bed” would be experienced differently by each person who had a dream with “bed” in it. We unconsciously make these connections and our minds love to fill gaps in information. So further research would be neat.
A new mouse study shows how sleep solidifies memories by encouraging new nerve connections in the brain to grow.
Interesting video about altered states of consciousness. I have always found hypnotism and hallucinations interesting. I think I could easily be hypnotized.