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Studies show that you can bring about a dream in another person. One way is by holding an open bottle of perfume under the sleeper's nose. Another is by whistling. A third way is by blowing air across the sleeper's face with a fan. Someone else can also affect the content of a sleeper’s dream. For example, turning on a light …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why you can't remember dreams

    The article didn't exactly answer why you can't remember dreams. It's because a part of your brain (hippocampus) responsible for storing short-term memory into long-term memory is mostly turned off while you're sleeping. You only get to remember your dreams if you wake up before memories fade away from short-term memory.

  2. Sergei Poskriakov

    Being woken in the middle of the night?...

    Didn't it occur to researchers that irritability and other such inconvenient symptoms *might* result from the subject being woken in the middle of the night, rather than from them being deprived of dreams per se?...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dreams are made of this ???

    Re. perfumes - Were there any studies on the effect of the wife farting in bed ??? Side-effects ???

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