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Problemen oplossen terwijl je slaapt

Problemen oplossen terwijl je slaapt

Problemen oplossen terwijl je slaapt, het lijkt te mooi om waar te zijn. Maar Deirdre Barrett, professor psychologie aan Harvard Medical School, bestudeert al 20 jaar de mogelijkheid om problemen slapend op te lossen. Waar logisch nadenken vastloopt, dromen haar studenten creatieve oplossingen. Try this at home! (klik op de titel om verder te lezen)

Problemen oplossen terwijl je slaapt, het lijkt te mooi om waar te zijn. Maar Deirdre Barrett, professor psychologie aan Harvard Medical School, bestudeert al 20 jaar de mogelijkheid om problemen slapend op te lossen. Waar logisch nadenken vastloopt, dromen haar studenten creatieve oplossingen. Try this at home! (klik op de...
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How Lenny Kravitz Dreams Up Music

How Lenny Kravitz Dreams Up Music

"I woke up in the middle of the night with a song in my head, which is normally how it starts." - Lenny Kravitz explains how his creative process involves a lot of dreaming. I loved listening to this relatable interview.
Resources On Dreams

Resources On Dreams

As you probably know, I often share knowledge about dreams on Clubhouse. Here are some of the resources that I have mentioned in recent talks. This list is ever-growing because there is so much more talk about!
The Big Little Business Show: How to Run a Business in your Sleep

The Big Little Business Show: How to Run a Business in your Sleep

We all know that sleep is important but let's take this to the next level. What if you could actually work while you sleep? Solve problems, get creative and then get more done during the day too. We talk out about all that stuff and more with Clare and Paul on their Big Little Business Show...
Use Scent to Kick Your Brain into High Gear While you Sleep

Use Scent to Kick Your Brain into High Gear While you Sleep

Research shows: you can think in your sleep, and use scent to kickstart the brain. Test subjects came up with ideas that were twice as creative as the control groups. Knowing this can give you an edge when it comes to creative thinking, all from the comfort of your bed. Try this at home!
My approach to a dream analysis

My approach to a dream analysis

While dreaming, your mind is hard at work. Emotions and memories are active at full speed, your brain is making new connections. In a dream analysis we get the benefits of all this intuitive thinking to the forefront, by asking questions, and above all: listening.
Dreaming: the ultimate brainstorm technique

Dreaming: the ultimate brainstorm technique

Sleep as late as you want, and solve problems at the same time? It may seem too good to be true, but Barrett’s studies show that sleeping in isn’t lazy. In fact, it’s an effective brainstorming method, because your rational thinking is simmering down, while the rest of your brain has free range - especially...
FAQ: I dream so much and I wake up exhausted. What can I do?

FAQ: I dream so much and I wake up exhausted. What can I do?

You wake up tired and just don't want to face another night. Online we see a lot of tips on how to remember more dreams, but what if you just want to dream less? Let's look at some possible causes, and what you can do about them.
Why can't Batman read in his dream?

Why can’t Batman read in his dream?

Can you read in dreams? The creators of 'Batman, The Animated Series' obviously didn’t think so. In episode 26, 'Perchance to Dream', Batman concludes he must be dreaming when he suddenly is unable to read text. But they were mistaken. Though most people have difficulty performing rational tasks like reading in their dreams, some people...
Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Sleeping and dreaming play a vital part in mental processing. So it would stand to reason that when you have a lot to deal with, your dreams reflect this. Grieving isn't confined to the day, and maybe it can be even stronger in the night, because when the world is silent there is time for...
Wat zeggen dromen over je persoonlijkheid?

Wat zeggen dromen over je persoonlijkheid?

Zijn dromen van verlegen mensen anders dan van spontane mensen? Dromen agressieve mensen ook gewelddadige dromen? Er is een hoop onderzoek naar gedaan persoonlijkheid en dromen. Wat bleek: veel dromen zijn een reflectie van onze dagelijkse emoties.