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Main Theories About Dreams

  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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Dreams: A Dose Of Weirdness

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 flu...

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A Random, Chaotic Dream World

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.

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Early theories about dreaming

Early theories about dreaming

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung put forth some of the most well-known theories of dreaming.

  • Freud's theory was that dreaming allows us to sort through unresolved and repressed wishes.
  • Carl Jung also believed dreams had p...

Bad Dreams May Be Good

Dreams are a common experience throughout the world, with human beings, animals and even birds being able to dream in their sleep.

According to a cluster of studies over the ages, a few theories about dreams:

  • Dreams reveal hidden truths and desires.
  • They help us proce...

Dreams help us process emotions

Dreams seem to help us to process emotions by constructing memories of them. The experience in our dreams may not be real, but the emotions we experience are real.

Our dream stories try to strip emotion out of some experiences by creating a memory of it. This mechanism see...

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