Researchers uncovered why some people remember their dreams in the morning while others don’t.
The French team lead by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center discovered a region in the brain responsible for remembering dreams. They identified two types of dreamer but only one can recall them. The ones with increased brain reactivity usually promote awakenings during the night facilitating memorisation of dreams during brief periods of wakefulness.
Perrine Ruby said ‘This may explain why high dream recallers are more reactive to environmental stimuli, awaken more during sleep, and thus better encode dreams in memory than low dream recallers. Indeed the sleeping brain is not capable of memorising new information; it needs to awaken to be able to do that,’