All of us see dreams, some if us do almost every night, and some less frequently. Dreams are an integrated part of our brain-work, and actually not seeing dreams is considered by scientists to be not a good sign. We know that our dreams should mean something, they carry some important messages and possibly can even predict our future and play a role of warning signs for some events to happen soon. That is why many people are looking for an answer to the questions who to read dreams and how to understand what dreams mean in our life. There is plenty of theories and approaches to reading dreams, and traditionally, every nation has own idea as to what one of another dream can mean for the person who’ve seen it. Besides, there are some scientific technologies being developed in order to better understand the phenomena of seeing dreams and learn how to read dreams we see at night.
Time to time, there are pretty interesting findings can be found in scientific magazines and other academic sources related to the issue of reading dreams. This way, recently the group of Japanese scientists reported that they have discovered a new approach to understanding what a person seeing in his sleep. They came up with a new idea about how to “read” dreams that other people see at night. According to the report about the study published recently in the journal Science, the experts from the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories located in Kyoto, Japan, managed to use the results of MRI scans to get a key to the secrets of the dreams we see. The new technology has already got a name of “the world’s first decoding” and it works quite effectively in order to provide the humanity with the answer to the questions how to read dreams, which was a point of interest of the humanity since very old times and which made plenty of scientists in many countries of the world work on for many centuries.
For the study, the scientists from Kyoto worked with a number of participants invited for the research on analyzing their sleep and dreams. During the experiments, the Japanese researchers used the scans of magnetic resonance imaging in order to find out what exact part of human brain is responsible for dreaming and shows some activities during the sleep phase when we see dreams. Then, the participants were woken up and asked in details about what exactly they were seeing in their dreams. It was repeated for about 200 nights to every each of the participant, and the results of the MRI scans were compared to the information about actual dreams received after interviewing the participants. By the end of the experiment the scientists managed to read the dreams with about 60 per cent of precision. In other words, by using MRI scans of the participants they could predict what they were seeing in their dreams with the 60 per cent accuracy.
After that, the researchers decided to continue experiments and very soon their accuracy rates improved to 70 per cent, in the cases when the dreams that the participants were seeing were focused on 15 specific items, including men, books, or words they said. Yukiyasu Kamitani, the leader of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories study group and one of the senior researchers at the laboratories said: “We have concluded that we successfully decoded some kinds of dreams with a distinctively high success rate.” The scientists are convinced that their study and their findings should be considered only the first step on the way to findings out a successful and 100 per cent accurate technique of reading human dreams. Such kind of technologies can be extensively used in the future for studying the specific of human brain and learning new abilities of human brain which still remain unknown for us in modern times.