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What if dreams mean nothing?

December 8, 2009

Sleep reserachers are now suggesting that dreams are simply warm-up exercises for the brain! I wonder what his dreams are like?

Dreams are so rich and have such an authentic feeling that scientists have long assumed they must have a crucial psychological purpose. To Freud, dreaming provided a playground for the unconscious mind; to Jung, it was a stage where the psyche’s archetypes acted out primal themes. Newer theories hold that dreams help the brain to consolidate emotional memories or to work though current problems, like divorce and work frustrations.

Yet what if the primary purpose of dreaming isn’t psychological at all?

via Mind – Dreams as Anticipation for the State of Being Awake – NYTimes.com.

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