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Scientists Get Closer to Understanding Why (And When) We Dream

Like everyone else, I’ve had all sorts of dreams. Most are about ordinary, everyday things – sometimes I’m back at school, or hanging out with people I’ve never met, or getting hundred-thousand-dollar book deals. Other times, I’ll be hiding behind a tree watching people get vaporized by space aliens. I guess it depends on my mood. …

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5 Common Nightmares and Their Possible Meanings

Dreams are windows into other worlds. Real or imaginary, that depends on how you choose to look at them. But they also seem to tell us things about ourselves that our conscious minds often overlook. Our deepest hopes, our greatest worries. And our darkest fears. I’ve had my fair share of nightmares, and I’m sure …

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Study Shows Lucid Dreamers More “Self-Reflecting” While Awake

Have you ever had a lucid dream? These are bizarre dreams during which the person dreaming is aware. I’ve had a few, and I’ve written about them before. Now, researchers believe they’ve found a neural connection between having lucid dreams and being self-reflective while awake. The study, titled “Metacognitive Mechanisms Underlying Lucid Dreaming,” examines at …

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4 Weird “Clues” That Parallel Universes Exist

The scientific possibility of parallel universes first arrived with Hugh Everett III’s Relative State Formulation in 1957. Not long after, Bryce Seligman DeWitt renamed Everett’s theory and introduced it to the masses, bringing us the popular term Many-worlds Interpretation. But there are others, each attempting to solve the quantum measurement problem and, in this case, …