Thoughts revealed, dreams decoded

It seems that most recent scientific developments will soon pose a considerable challenge to the therapeutic world. Mind-reading by means of scanning the brain, albeit less advanced than the machine-controlled type, allows to tell what someone is thinking about, to reconstruct a moving image in the observer’s mind, and to study dreaming.

Dr. Dresler (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich) has conducted a number of experiments with lucid dreamers and come very close to proving that the brain when dreaming behaves like the brain when awake.  This finding might shake up some of the ways dreams analysis has been approached so far by the psychoanalysts, phenomenologists, art and body therapists bringing a new dimension to the mysterious question of what exactly dreaming is for.

Link: economist.com/science