SHADOW: The Newest Technology for Remembering Dreams

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By: Suzanne Ostrander

For as long as I can remember, I have been captivated by the phenomenon of dreams. Some are good, some bad, some recurring with a possible meaning, and let’s face it, some are completely hilarious and random.  Long ago, I read about scientific research that indicates a distinct pattern to all of our dreams.  According to science, if we are diligent enough to record our dreams as soon as we wake up every morning, we will begin to see a distinct pattern over time! Maybe I am corny, but I find that fascinating!

The problem to this theory for me is obvious, though.  Kudos to those of you who are natural “morning people”, but I never have been and probably never will be.  The first thing on my mind once I hear the alarm is to reach for the snooze button. The next tangible thought probably involves a cup of coffee.  According to the scientific theory of dream recollection, by the time I am semi-functional and ready to record the details of my dreams, too much conscious time has passed and I have already forgotten many of the pertinent details that should be recorded.

So, for those of you who are fascinated by this theory, but despise the notion of “the early bird getting the worm”, science has created a solution.  With the new SHADOW technology, you can speak your details into an electronic device to be recorded and played back.  It may be a bit humorous to hear how groggy we may sound when this is played back, but I say- if it works, why not?!

Click below to read the original article that gives details on this newest advancement in scientific technology.  As always, remember to encourage excellence today and follow your “dreams”!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alextaub/2013/09/18/remember-your-dreams-with-shadow-a-social-dream-database/

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