When things are nearby, they’re concrete and you can see the details of the things. On the other hand, when things are far away, they’re much more...”
I wish I could say this is unbelievable…
[New research] showed that one area of the brain involved in information processing is far more active in people who regularly remember their dreams.
"High dream recallers" have more activity in the temporo-parietal junction, which the researchers believe may allow the dreamer to focus more attention on external stimuli, promoting intrasleep wakefulness, which means dreams are better embedded into the sleeper’s memory.
Previously, the researchers found high dream recallers have twice as much time of wakefulness during sleep as their low recalling counterparts. Low dream recallers are also far less reactive to auditory stimuli during sleep and wakefulness, suggesting time awake may facilitate the ability to remember dreams.
As if the science of what happens while we sleep wasn’t complex enough, researchers explore why some people remember their dreams and others don’t. Also see the science of why we have dreams and nightmares and how REM dreaming affects depression.
(HT The Smithsonian)
Yeah but does it mean we’re more clevererer? (Damn that temporo-parietal junction.)