Every time I have a dream where I smoke pot, getting high in the dream feels EXACTLY like getting high in real life. The physical and mental sensations of it are duplicated perfectly. (I have extremely vivid dreams, which feel exactly like reality, almost every night.)
What’s the science behind this? I haven’t smoked pot in months - yet in the dream, it felt exactly like the influence of THC on my brain. But my brain had no THC in it, leading me to guess that it “recorded” what THC feels like, and “replayed” it for me. (If only I could do this in waking life, and at will.) Can anyone with a better understanding of neuroscience than I have give me an explanation?