The correct term to fill in the blank is activation-synthesis. The sentence above summarizes the activation-synthesis view of dreaming. It is when the dreams encountered are results when cerebral cortex tries to make something out of the neural activity that is happening in the less-advanced part of the brain.
The cerebral cortex struggles to make meaning out of random signals from the brainstem and limbic system during dreaming. This sentence briefly summarizes the ____ view of dreaming.