Sunday, February 28, 2010

Is information recall better in dreams?

I've been noticing this for years now - the ability to recall information seems to be better during dreams, than when I'm awake. I observed this most recently when I saw a dream. In this dream, I was traveling through my home - I was flying from room to room, watching the various objects where they actually are. When I try to do this in the awake mode, I'm not able to recall the position and shape of objects to as good an extent, as I'm able to when I'm asleep.

It's possible that this happens because when I'm awake, my concentration keeps shifting from one task to another, and hence the recall isn't as good (a related idea that I wrote ~2 years back is here).

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