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The questions, "Why do we dream?" or "What is the function of dreaming?" are easy to ask but very difficult to answer. The most honest answer is that we do not yet know the function or functions of dreaming.


Have you ever wondered why you dream? While we don't yet fully understand why we dream, some of the top experts have weighed in with a few theories.


Jul 24, 2013 ... Dubbed the "reverse learning" theory, this idea suggests that we dream to get rid of undesirable connections and associations that build up in ...


Oct 18, 2016 ... Nobody really knows why we dream, but there are many theories to explain what goes on at night. We look at the most popular current theories ...


Feb 13, 2015 ... New insights into what really goes on when we drift into sleep. ... Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and ...


Modern theories suggest it's not as complicated as that. ... Freud said dreams are a way to express unconscious emotions while we're asleep - otherwise we'd ...


Sep 24, 2015 ... The science of dreaming has still not been fully explained. There are however a number of theories into why we drift off into a dream world:


Jan 25, 2016 ... In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven't paused in ...


May 11, 2014 ... What happens in our brain while we sleep? From strengthening neural connections to dreaming, your brain is never quite "asleep".


While there are still no certainties when it comes to dreams, here are a few of the theories that psychologists have come up with so far to try and explain why we ...