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Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Colorful Black & White dreaming

Last summer I took a psychology class for the first time since the 1970’s. I remember reading from a textbook in the class three decades ago, a statement that claimed 95 percent of Americans dream in black and white.

The textbook from my recent psyche class claimed exactly the opposite -that 95 percent of Americans dream in living color! What was there to explain for this shift? Could there be a correspondence between the tones of Americans dreams and the types of TV’s they own?

Is television high definition hypnotism, so powerful that it influences dream colors?

(From what I remember, the earlier study was made in the 50's or 60's -an era when 90 percent of TV shows in America were still watched through black and white sets.)


Footnote: This post was written under the influence of a total eclipse of the moon.

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