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[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)

lilaelizabeth:

Very real fears. Very real dreams.  Daily fights. Daily pursuits. So wrecking. So worth it.
I desire life. Abundant life. I’ll continue to pursue You.  #fearsvsdreams #twloha #wearethehopeful

lilaelizabeth:

Very real fears. Very real dreams.
Daily fights. Daily pursuits.
So wrecking. So worth it.

I desire life. Abundant life. I’ll continue to pursue You.
#fearsvsdreams #twloha #wearethehopeful

tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #230 by Tyler Knott Gregson

tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #230 by Tyler Knott Gregson

Is Tumblr a dream…?

An elegant solution for keeping track of reality.

… you’re waiting for a train…