Spreading the Word: New Theory of Why We Dream

This Friday is the first day of the new year. January 1st of the freshly-out-of-the-oven 2021. Happy New Year everyone! And Happy approaching New Year to all those who celebrate later! Isn’t this a perfect time to once again ponder the question of why do we dream? Here, I share a very interesting article with you. It introduces a new theory proposed by two neuroscientists who argue that the function of dreaming might be to act as a defence mechanism of sorts. Defense against what? This is the surprising bit – against our brains’ own flexibility and adaptability. Because too much of a good thing can turn out to be bad for you.

Link to the article: https://time.com/5925206/why-do-we-dream/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

Photo by Phil Botha on Unsplash

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling. My Fridays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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