Daydreams

Our brains are, according to recent research in the U.S. and Canada, programmed to wander and to use these wanderings to help problem-solve. When most of us fall asleep, the brain network that involves attention to the outside world deactivates and our default brain network takes over. The discovery of the default brain network is important, as it involves various aspects of our self, such as our self-representations, dreams, imagination, current concerns, autobiographical memory and perspective-taking ability. Those with higher default network activity during rest have a tendency to daydream more frequently, which makes sense if one thinks of the default network as involving our inner stream of consciousness. Even though a daydream may interfere with our ability to achieve an immediate goal, our minds may be taking that time to address more important questions. Daydreams are not maps to life. But if you give them room to develop and then decode the information they contain, you will often be on track for a healthy decision.

 

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." -- T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom


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