Does Media Change the Way We Think and Dream?
A remarkable study reveals just how much of an effect media may have on the way our brains work. Eva Murzyn, a psychology student at Dundee University studied subject’s dream content, and made a fascinating discovery. Many of the dreamers over 55 years old reported that they more often than not dream in black and white. When comparing this data to the subjects under 25, who almost always dream in color, Murzyn realized that one difference was that the b&w dreamers grew up watching monochrome television. She believes that that early exposure helped form the way their minds create mental pictures – and dreams. Although the study is hardly conclusive, it’s an interesting data point to note.