What a dream looks like

Brain scans show the brain’s activity during a dream

By Stephen Ornes, 16:38 PM November 23, 2011


The ability to take a picture of a dream sounds like something that’s possible only in a dream, but a team of researchers in Germany has done just that. Brain scan images taken during specific dreamed events may help researchers understand how the brain combines thoughts and memories to fashion dreams.

“It’s really exciting that people have done this,” psychiatrist Edward Pace-Schott told Science News. He studies sleep at Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown and the University of...

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