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What are the most common symbols in children dreams?
Question Date: 2018-10-17
Answer 1:

There is still a lot about dreams that we don’t know! Some common dreams that people report having are falling, being chased, meeting a celebrity or role model, flying, showing up late to an important meeting, or even taking an exam in school.

A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience (neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system) linked dreaming to a drop in low frequency activity and an increase in high frequency activity in an area in the back of the brain, which the researchers called the “posterior cortical hot zone". They were able to tell when people were dreaming based on when and how people were using this part of their brain. They did this by using a method called electroencephalogram where they stuck electrodes to people’s faces and heads to monitor their brainwaves. But as for what dreams mean or why we have them, that is still largely unknown!

Answer 2:

Children dream much the same way that adults do.

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