Box Office Smash and Freud Fuel Psychology Boom in China

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A growing number of Chinese are turning to Freud in their psychology training.

Zhong Juntao closed his living room window, pulled the curtains, put on some soft piano music and laid down on the sofa. “I’m walking down some stairs,” he said to himself gently, his eyes closed. “A door opens at the end of the stairs. I see a beautiful seaside beach.”

 

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U.S. Researcher Claims Dream Recording Device Possible

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Scientists think it will be possible to record people’s dreams and then interpret them.

Writing in the journal Nature, researchers said they have developed a system capable of recording higher-level brain activity.  “We would like to read people’s dreams,” says the lead scientist Dr Moran Cerf.

 

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How Bad Dreams Are Associated With Health Problems

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Bad dreams are associated with health problems – from insomnia, fatigue and headaches, to depression and anxiety

One in 20 people suffers with frequent or chronic nightmares, writes Roger Dobson.  In one of the biggest studies in the area, results show that bad dreams are associated with health problems  –  from insomnia, fatigue and headaches, to depression and anxiety.

 

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Scientists Try to Unravel the Secrets Behind Nightmares

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Falling is a common theme in nightmares

Losing a loved one, being chased by a monster or running hopelessly late for a vital appointment – it’s all the stuff of nightmares.  And for some of us, it’s a show of horrors that unfolds most times we go to sleep.  Others claim never to be troubled by dreams of any sort.

 

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Gifted Project: Shaping A Genetic Future Through Children’s Dreams And Fantasies

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Gifted is a project by Will Carey which seeks ways of shaping the future by engaging with the generation who will be faced with such scenarios and decisions, seeking the reactions and opinions of children themselves.  It raises questions about how children could use their fantasies and dreams to imagine an alternative genetic future. 

 

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Brain Patterns Translated Into Images By Japanese Researchers

Brain Patterns Translated Into Images By Japanese Researchers 

Science fiction movies have long been obsessed with the as yet unattained ability to project the thoughts of humans (dreams, intentions, etc.) onto a video screen. Now a group of Japanese researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Lab in Kyoto have brought us a lot closer to making that technology real.

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Bad Smells Can Give You Nightmares

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There are good dreams, bad dreams, and then dreams that just stink.

Attention all campers! You no longer have to bother dipping your bunkmate’s hand in warm water in an attempt to make him pee in the bed. If you want to know how to terrorize that kid who picked on you on the kickball field, all you have to do is get inside his dreams. Through his nose.

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