Dreams: A Dose Of Weirdness

We all have had weird dreams with laughable and bizarre scenarios that defy any kind of logic.

According to a new hypothesis, the random weirdness in dreams is there for a reason: to help us handle the unexpected in a better way, as life is unpredictable and always in flux.

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Weird dreams train us for the unexpected, says new theory

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Dreams add some chaos to our mundane life, a form of random noise that contrasts with routine life in the daytime.

By creating a Bizarro version of the world around us, dreams help us gain a well-rounded and less simplistic understanding of it.

  1. Sigmund Freud believed dreams are our latent desires and repressed wishes, which are sometimes symbolic.
  2. Some scientists believe dreams help us consolidate our memory and are a sort of brain housekeeping.
  3. Some believe dreams are ancient biological radars, helping us to practice upcoming threats.
  4. Dreams may help us make new connections by joining together random strings of memories.
  5. Dreams are also seen as a way to build empathy between people by sharing stories.
  6. Dreams may be a way to help us regulate our emotions.

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