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A 'Hot Zone' In The Brain May Reveal When, And Even What, We Dream

When people have dreams, an area near the back of the brain seems to wake up. And specific patterns of brain activity in that area can even reveal what we're dreaming about.
Source: Lisa Zador

Most of us have about five dreams each night, though we're not likely to remember any of them.

But a team of researchers has found a pattern of brain activity that seems to reveal not only when the brain is generating a dream, but something about the content of that dream.

"When subjects were having [dream] experiences during sleep, there was a region in the back of the brain that tended to be

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