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.
Most people today appear to endorse the (Freudian) theory of dreams - that
dreams reveal insight ..... People who are blind from birth do not have visual
This dream report is just one of the myriad bizarre scenarios that people perceive
... in a safe or “unreal” setting, presumably because to do so in reality would be ...
Jul 31, 2015 ... Although a small percentage may not remember dreaming at all or claim that they
do not, it is thought that most people dream between 3 to 6 ...
But why do we dream? And what do dreams mean, anyway? ... Freud thought
dreams were a way for people to satisfy urges and desires that were
Dec 25, 2013 ... There is not one answer. But everyone does it. It's as natural as breathing, and
just as much of an involuntary activity -- even people who don't ...
Some dream in black and white; most people dream in color. However, one thing
is ... But, what exactly are dreams, and why do we have them? Dreaming is a ...
Feb 14, 2015 ... People who are depressed or anxious are more likely to have stressful,
disturbing, or frightening dreams, sometimes in the form of recurring ...
Experts Weigh In With Theories About Why People Dream .... state, the fact that
researchers do not yet understand the purpose of dreams may seem baffling.
How often do we dream, and when? Most people over the age of 10 dream at
least 4 to 6 times per night during a stage of sleep called REM (for Rapid Eye ...