The brain’s role in dream creation
Dreams, while imaginary, seem very real to us because our brains are responsible for creating them. The EU-funded Dreamscape project seeks to find answers about the brain’s role in dream creation. It will examine a set of electroencephalographic potentials that emerge during both sleep and wakefulness to demonstrate if and how these brain potentials generate dreams. To get the results it seeks, Dreamscape will use a combination of innovative experimental approaches including pharmacological manipulations and movement analyses. The findings will increase our understanding of how and why we dream, will contribute to the fields of neuroscience, neuropsychiatry and consciousness, and may lead to practical solutions for those who contend with sleep disorders.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme