Quest to examine human dreams and to know what they are all about has been on the increase: the study of it which is known as oneirology is fast growing in this era.- psychological facts about dreams.
The following awesome and shocking facts to be shared will blow your mind, as they uncover some hidden facts and myths.
Gender Differences in Dreams
Studies say women’s dreams last longer and they include more emotional pictures and contents whereas men’s dreams are reported to include more violence, cars, and roads.
Also, the primary gender difference in sexual dreams is that men always find themselves in an unknown or public places, while the opposite is the case for women.
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From the same age, children typically have many more nightmares than adults do until age 7 or 8.
You might soon be able to upload your dreams to YouTube
Scientists at UC Berkeley have achieved a major milestone in their quest to create a technology that would let us tap into our brain’s imaging systems. They used Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models and they succeeded in decoding and reconstructing visual experiences of their test subjects.
The tests they ran had people watching a movie trailer. Then, they reconstructed the images using their new technology. While that’s as far as they can do right now, it puts them one step closer to being able to tap into your dreams.
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Not Everyone Dreams in Color
According to a research carried out in 2008, 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The researchers also claimed that people under the age of 25 reported rarely ever dreaming in black and white, while those over 55 claimed to dream in monochrome about a quarter of the time.
We do forget 90% of our Dreams
There was a famous poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote an uncompleted poem that part way through 54 lines (Kubla Khan). He woke up and put pen to paper to describe his “vision in a dream” but was interrupted and couldn’t remember the rest of his dream when he returned to his poem. Research says within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten and within 10, 90% is gone.
What you know is what you dream about
Our dreams are frequently full of strangers who play out certain parts – did you know that your mind is not inventing those faces – they are real faces of real people that you have seen during your life but may not know or remember? The evil killer in your latest dream may be the guy who pumped petrol in to your Dad’s car when you were just a little kid. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces through our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.
You can teach yourself to control your dreams
People refer to this as “lucid dreaming” i.e. being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming. In that case, you can easily turn nightmares into good dreams.