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Dudley Dowell
nightmares
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM

We know nightmares as something that is seen as negative or "bad" but, can their be any benefits from them?


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Dreams (both good and bad) can serve a preparatory function as explained through the framework of evolutionary psychology. For example, our ancestors who dreamed of getting attacked by lions were more cautious and prepared for such an attackā€”similar to how visualization is a highly effective preparation strategy. Those who were more prepared were more successful at passing on their genes. Today, we are a species of dreamers.
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