The Dream Box in our Brain
Why do we have dreams that repeat over and over?
‘When you learn facts about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, they register first in the hippocampus, but if you actually saw the assassination, that vivid experience would be recorded as a perceptual memory in the cortex. Although amnesiacs don’t possess a hippocampus to call a memory back, perceptual memories in their cortexes drift into their dreams like disconnected fragments of the past.
‘That’s what happens to all of us during our dreams…’