A colourful photo of an octopus.
Book Excerpt from When Animals Dream
In Chapter 1, “The Science of Animal Dreams,” author David M. Peña-Guzmán relays the history of researchers digging into the mental realities of nonhuman brains.
Book Excerpt from When Animals Dream
Book Excerpt from When Animals Dream

In Chapter 1, “The Science of Animal Dreams,” author David M. Peña-Guzmán relays the history of researchers digging into the mental realities of nonhuman brains.

In Chapter 1, “The Science of Animal Dreams,” author David M. Peña-Guzmán relays the history of researchers digging into the mental realities of nonhuman brains.

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Cover of When Animals Dream: A colourful illustration of an octopus.<br><br>
Opinion: Animal Dreaming Should Give Us Ethical Pause
David M. Peña-Guzmán | Aug 15, 2022
Research shows that humans aren’t the only animals whose imaginations run wild while they sleep.
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Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021
Dreamers answered experimenters’ questions or solved simple math problems, showing that complex two-way communication between the dreaming and waking world is possible.
What’s in a Dream
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
See Reading Frames coauthor Robert Stickgold discuss the relationship between sleeping, dreaming, and memory.
Book Excerpt from When Brains Dream
Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra | Dec 1, 2020
Ferreting out the biological function of dreaming is a frontier in neuroscience.
Infographic: The Technology Scientists Use to Engineer Dreams
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2020
Researchers are experimenting with a variety of tools, from brain stimulation to audiovisual equipment, to try to take control of the sleeping brain.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: The Biological Function of Dreams
Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra | Dec 1, 2020
The scenarios that run through our sleeping brains may help us explore possible solutions to concerns from our waking lives.
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2020
Technologies such as noninvasive brain stimulation and virtual reality gaming offer insights into how dreams arise and what functions they might serve.
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Phil Jaekl | Jul 16, 2017
New methods could propel investigation of neural “PGO” wave patterns that may underlie critical aspects of visual experience, dreaming, and even psychosis.
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 10, 2017
By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.
Perchance to Dream
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage
In Your Dreams
David Gelernter | Mar 1, 2016
Understanding the sleeping brain may be the key to unlocking the secrets of the human mind.