A concept hypothesizing that rapid eye movements identified in the course of the REM stage of sleep correlate to subjective gaze adjustments of the dreamer casting their gaze about in the dream with fixations in particular places.

SCANNING HYPOTHESIS: "The scanning hypothesis aims to explain why the eyes move during the REM stage of sleep."
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