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Dream Machine: How Scientists are Tracking Dreams

We all dream throughout a night’s sleep. Some dreams are long while some are short; sometimes an individual can remember every detail, other times only a few moments are remembered if anything at all. Dreams are sequences of emotions, sensations, images, and even ideas while someone is sleeping. Not all dreams are happy and some can actually prove to be very frightening. Because the brain is processing a connection to the unconscious, the brain may exploit our biggest wishes, most terrifying fears, or even sexual desires. Most often the events taking place in someone’s dreams are out of the individual’s control, the exception being a lucid dreamer where the person dreaming is actually self-aware.grunge image of green field and blue sky Dreams are most common when a person is in the REM stage of sleep (rapid eye movement) but still may occur in other stages of sleep as well. Dreams are most detailed and vivid while in REM due to brain activity being at its peak during this stage of sleep. An average individual experiences three to five dreams a night, and how much is remembered varies from person to person. The purpose as to why we dream, what we dream, and the content of our dreams is still scientifically unknown but scientists in Japan believe they are on the right path to tracking and reading individual’s dreams. By using MRIs (Magnetic resonance imaging) these Japanese researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan believe they have the world’s first translation of dreams while sleeping. The MRIs, along with an EEG (Electroencephalograph) were used to locate exactly which portion of the brain was the most active during initial moments of sleep. After following these neurons, the patients were woken up every six minutes and asked what they were currently visualizing while sleeping. The researchers then mapped the responses on the MRI. By doing this, the scientist could predict what images a person would see in their dreams with an average of 60% accuracy rate. In a smaller group of around 15 specific items that number reached 70% accuracy! A senior researcher, Yukiyasu Kamitani was quoted as saying, “I believe it was a key step towards reading dreams more precisely.” Kamitani also stated “We have concluded that we successfully decoded some kinds of dreams with distinctively

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high success rate.” Future studies with larger groups and more test subjects will surely lead to more accurate results making this is a huge step in tracking the subconscious. One day will we be able to completely map out our dreams throughout the night? Only time will tell!

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