I tend to have very vivid dreams.
I recently dreamed that I hit a home run at Wrigley Field as a member of my favourite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, for example.
I’ve always wondered why I dream up such things, and now, a new study might provide some insight.
The research could be useful for explaining why we dream, and eventually help treat mental health conditions associated with disturbed dreaming.
“There’s a principle going back to [psychologist] Alfred Adler that we dream what we live and we live what we dream, and I think he was right on the button,” Stanley Krippner, a psychologist at Saybrook University who was not involved with the new study, told Gizmodo.
This is also what the findings of this study show us.”