# Why we can't read in dreams? [closed]

Why we can't read texts in dreams? I mean, we can do everything in dreams, but read it's impossible. I'm a layman in this area, actually I study computer science and probably because of this, my theory is kinda based in computers.
I would say that this is impossible since that would be a very complex task for the brain, the text would have to be created instantly, as soon as we point our eyes to it. And then, we would have to keep the whole text in memory. Not to mention the graphical complexity of the text (e.g., the letters, the spacing between them, the line breaks).

So, why we can't do read in dreams?

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please cite a source for your claim that 'we cant read in dreams' – Jeff Mar 8 at 23:27
my theory is kinda based in computers. The brain is not a computer, at least not in the sense that you're considering. – Chuck Sherrington Mar 9 at 2:19
I recently read something while dreaming... – draks ... Mar 10 at 10:03

## closed as off topic by Mien, Jeff, Chuck Sherrington, Artem Kaznatcheev, H.MusterMar 9 at 18:58

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