Do bad dreams serve a real purpose? To answer this question, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, working in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin (U.S.), analyzed the dreams of a number of people and identified which areas of the brain were activated when they experienced fear… Read more

Rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep is when most of our dreams are made. Now, in a study of mice, a team of Japanese and U.S. researchers show that it may also be a time when the brain actively forgets[1]. Forgetting during sleep, their results indicate, that may be controlled by neurons found deep inside… Read more

Consuming vitamin B6 supplements could help people to recall their dreams, new research from the University of Adelaide has found. “Our results show that taking vitamin B6 improved people’s ability to recall dreams compared to a placebo. Vitamin B6 did not affect the vividness, bizarreness or colour of their dreams, and did not affect other… Read more

Although radically different in terms of their content and feel, the range of dream states are just as complex as waking states. If we look across an individual’s lifetime, we find that children’s dreams are very different from adults’ dreams. Children tend to dream of emotional interactions with family members, friends and scary animals, while… Read more

People whose basic psychological needs for connection, autonomy, and feeling competent are not met have a higher likelihood of experiencing a recurring bad dream and of analyzing their dreams negatively, a new study suggests. Dreams and their interpretation have been explored since the days of Jung and Freud. However, this research, conducted by Netta Weinstein… Read more