Did you know that 53% of dreams can be traced back to memories! 50% arose from memory (sources) of previous life events. Including past life experiences. Predictive dreaming close
In addition, 26% of dreams come with imminent events. In other words you can talk about future-oriented dreams. These dreams are more common during deeper sleep stages. So not during the end of your REM sleep and not when you are about to wake up. Do you speak the dream symbolism language?
Dreams are the result of a process that often combines fragments of multiple life experiences as well as past life experiences and anticipates future events, according to new evidence from a new study.
Results show that 53.5% of dreams can be traced back to a memory and that almost 50% of reports with a memory source were related to multiple past experiences.
The study also found that 25.7% of dreams were related to specific impending events, and 37.4% of dreams with a future event source were additionally related to one or more specific memories of past experiences.
Forward-looking dreams were proportionally more frequent later in the night.
"People have struggled for millennia to understand the meaning of dreams," said lead researcher Erin Wamsley, who has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and is an associate professor in the department of psychology and program in neuroscience at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
“We present new evidence that dreams reflect a memory processing function. While it has long been known that dreams contain fragments of past experiences, our data suggest that dreams also anticipate possible future events.”
The study involved 48 students who spent the night in the lab for sleep evaluation using polysomnography. During the night, participants were awakened up to 13 times to report on their experiences falling asleep, REM sleep, and non-REM sleep. The next morning, the participants identified and described waking life sources for each dream reported the previous night. A total of 481 reports were analysed.
"This is a new description of how dreams draw simultaneously from multiple sources of waking life, using fragments of past experiences to construct new scenarios that anticipate future events," Wamsley said.
According to Wamsley, the proportional increase in future-oriented dreams later in the night may be caused by the temporary proximity of the coming events. Although these dreams rarely represent future events realistically, the activation and recombination of future-relevant memory fragments can still have an adaptive function.
The research abstract was recently published in an online supplement of the journal Sleep and will be presented as a poster starting June 9 during Virtual SLEEP 2021. SLEEP is the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.
As a real conscious dreamer you already knew this, of course, but it is a very important breakthrough that is finally being endorsed. It's not that vague anymore, be aware of your dreams! Lucid through the dream life
Open yourself to your dream world and discover your future, your past and what is happening in your life now. Use your own memory source, your storage space (brain) your connection with your intuition and your source (the universe) and embrace what you dream so that you can grow and develop as a human (soul) person and/or that with which you feel a connection. Do you speak the dream symbolic language? Compensatory dreams Letting go of dreams