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Perchance to dream? [Oct. 31st, 2005|06:47 pm]
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There is no one who does not dream. Those who claim to have no dreams, laboratory tests have determined, simply forget their dreams more easily then others.
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[User Picture]From: my2_front_teeth
2005-11-01 12:47 am (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

Last I read, the vast majority of us dream in B&W. A small (like <10%ish) group dream in color.

Funny that your husband called you a technicolor dreamer. . .
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-01 09:01 am (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

I'm certain I've dreamed in color too. *shrug* Who knows for real?
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[User Picture]From: fireghost
2005-11-01 04:28 pm (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

I love this haiku from the Linux fortune program:

Such a fine first dream!
But they laughed at me; they said
I had made it up


Who knows for real if you dream in colour? You do - it's your dream after all! I didn't dream in colour until I was an adult, then I started having some really vividly colourful dreams that were quite unlike anything I'd had before.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-02 05:49 pm (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

Me too! I remembered them being more like subdued colors as a child, but for some reason as I got older, maybe it was meds or whatever, I've turned into Oz or Willy Wonka coloured dreams, unless there's something specific that needs to be darkened.
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[User Picture]From: fireghost
2005-11-03 01:03 pm (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

Aye, 'twas the meds for me, and other things you aren't supposed to do, but Aropax/Paxil - the bundle of mixed blessings that it is - did it best. Colourful dreams must have something to do with your seretonin levels. Do you have flying dreams too? I've only had a couple but they're pretty fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-03 05:35 pm (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

I have that "falling asleep" sensation where I start to wake up and I think i'm falling and it's terrifying. I haaaate that, but no.. not in recent memory anything where I was flying in the dream itself.
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[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-11-01 02:02 pm (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

Oh, that makes me think of The Stand by Stephen King. All of the few survivors of the superflu were vivid dreamers :) Wild tangent, I know. Just thinking that only 10% of us dream in color would fit that only about that percentage of humans survived.

I guess since he dreams in B&W he thinks that what all others dream. He says a doctor told him that your mind adds the colors after because it knows what color things are supposed to be. Doctor's thinking eyes see color and when eyes are closed you can't see color, the mind just adds it.
Bah, I just told him your reading about small % dreaming in color and that I must be part of it..he's still skeptical.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-02 05:36 pm (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

Hmm. I can see about the adding it with your eyes closed. I do when I close my eyes I can picture any color I've ever seen, but I'm not sure that there's a difference between the color I see with my eyes and the color I replicate in my mind? Why can't they be the same? Who says we see color at all anywhere but in our minds?
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[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-11-03 07:52 pm (UTC)

Re: I knew that research, but...

On acid, don't some people claim to taste or hear colors? So maybe we experience colors on multiple levels all the time but only notice our eyes because it's the best at it.
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