Can Dreams Solve Other People’s Problems
A new study has suggested that it may be possible to learn about someone else’s problems while asleep.
The claim is based on research by distinguished cognitive scientist and experimentalist Carlyle Smith who aimed to find out whether it was possible to dream about someone else’s problems by studying a photograph of that person before going to sleep.
In a series of experiments Smith picked a number of test subjects and had volunteers recall details of their dreams upon waking up. Some were shown a photograph of a particular test subject before sleeping while others weren’t shown any photographs at all.
By analyzing the results based on a number of generalized elements associated with the problems of the target, Smith demonstrated that the participants who had been shown a photograph beforehand seemed to dream more frequently about problems the target subject had been experiencing.
Source: Psychology Today
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