The Relationship of Dreams with Brain Ability

Dreams are often referred to as the flower bed. But not just decorating sleep, it turns out the dream can be an indicator to know how his ability to think.

British psychologist from the University of Lincoln found that people who experience  lucid dreams  generally have better problem-solving skills. Lucid dream  is the ability to realize between the limits of dream and reality. In other words, even though they fall asleep they can usually realize when they are dreaming.

“A person can be said to have a  dream lucid  when he is able to see and remember most of the events that occur in his dream realm, and realize that he is dreaming. This ability then affects their thinking ability while awake, “said study leader Dr. Patrick Bourke, a lecturer at the School of Psychology in Lincoln.

In a study published in the  American Psychological Associaton  , researchers analyzed the types of dreams of 68 people aged between 18-25 years. They also measured participants’ cognitive abilities with a test. The result, participants who experience  lucid dream  able to answer about 24 percent more than those who have never experienced  lucid dream .

The person who has  lucid dream  has the ability to be aware of the inconsistencies that show that what he is experiencing is not real, so he realizes he is dreaming.

The ability to distinguish inconsistencies in a non-reality event is what trains the brain to get used to analyzing and realizing the inconsistencies that occur in real life when one is awake. This improves the quality of cognitive intelligence and problem-solving skills.

Although almost everyone claimed to have experienced  lucid dreams  at least once in his life, but 20 percent of them experienced a  lucid dream  routine once every month or so. “The results show that people who regularly experience  lucid dreams are  able to complete far more than people who do not experience lucid dream,” said Bourke.

This suggests that the consciousness experienced during dreaming may be related to the same basic cognition needed to be aware of things in a waking state. This study also noted, there are also participants who categorized as  high dream recaller  that is they are able to remember their dreams almost every day.

Participants in the category had better development at the temporo-parietal intersection and the prefrontal cortex of the brain, either asleep or awake. Both parts of the brain are responsible for encouragement, anxiety, and decision making.

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